|49° 31' 28'' N, 55° 12' 52'' W|
|May We Rant and Roar No More:
a sea kayak journey around Newfoundland
ISBN: 1-895900-43-3 Travel, Non-fiction 6 x 9 275 pages
Originally published by Pottersfield Press (Lawrencetown Beach, Nova Scotia) in the fall of 2001, amongst the delays and distractions of the infamous 9/11, the title nevertheless garnered consistent support from the reading public, media and critics. So much so, that in a little over a year (and despite little or no funds devoted to the marketing of its release) the original edition was out-of-print. In the winter of 2004, due to a steady request for the work, a decision was made to invest private monies in the reprinting of a 1000 copy 'limited edition'.
This volume sees the authors original design for the cover finally realized, along with a new Foreword and 19 page Afterword not found in the earlier version.
Only 654 copies remain, signed and available direct from the author.
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Comments from the original publisher
"His extraordinary insight and talent for blending travel adventure writing with social analysis makes him quite unique on the Canadian literary landscape. Not only is he an important writer, but a unique one, who speaks with great passion about his life on Newfoundland, his travels, his concern for the environment and his beliefs. He tells a good story and he tells it from the heart, and the authentic quality of what he has to say is of great value to the reading public."
-Leslie Choyce, original publisher and
Comments from the readers
"I couldn't put it down until I had finished it completely. I applaud you for your formidable spirit, your physical accomplishments, and your wonderful ability to express what you see and experience in the world around you. Your words were a source of inspiration and helped me to move on to a level of acceptance and forgiveness towards those who were causing me some anguish around the time I read your book. For this, I am truly grateful."
"We need writers who date to challenge us, who would remind us of where we came from to help us think about where we want to go, and to help us express ourselves comprehensibly. Michael will be one of those communicators. He has always refused to accept anything without question, much to the delight of his teachers; his unorthodox thinking and ability to be lucid, vigorous and forceful in his written and oral communications make us eager readers and listeners. He has a rich vocabulary, a shrewd mind for observing the human condition, and an eagerness and enthusiasm that we can only envy."
"Last summer, while tree planting north of Thunder Bay, your book profoundly affected me. I felt moved and proud throughout, for I wasn't exactly expecting your narrative of struggle against the elements to be intertwined with your struggle to come to terms with the demise of our communities and culture. I can't recall ever reading anything else like it; the experiences of a young Newfoundlander who is in tune with and desperate to help preserve the aspects of our culture that made us a unique, strong and free people combined with a rebellious spirit, unwilling to accept the unwanted intrusions into our lives imposed on us by those figures of illegitimate authority (as all authority is) who act as if they know best how our lives should be, but in fact act in their own interest. Thank you so much for writing this book."
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