Toronto, ON: Griffin House, 1976. First Edition, First Printing. Hardcover. A stream of consciousness autobiography, written by an imprisoned Inuit man convicted of manslaughter while he struggled to understand, adapt and survive within modern western culture "The end product was a diary as touching and savage as any ever written by a Canadian." from the front flap. Bright blue cloth over boards, title stamped in gilt onto spine, 8vo (8-3/16 inches [28 cm] tall), pp. xi, (xii - map), (1) - 164, author portrait frontis, map. An ex-library copy with spine slightly cocked, 4 tape marks to covers, rubber stamps, pocket to rfep. No DJ present thus, a great reading copy. Good. Item #2600
A difficult book to find in collectible condition, having never been reprinted and with a good number of copies still held by institutional libraries. "... the Eskimo people are like the sun spots which sometimes appear on the lens of an astronomer. We are in the way, we blur the picture the white man has of the future of the North." A. A. Thrasher.
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