The Ancestors Are Happy: Press Release - Crossfield Publishing
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Crossfield Publishing is very proud to release its latest book,

The Ancestors Are Happy: True Tales of the Arctic By David Pelly

Readers will be carried on a journey across Canada’s Arctic, into the land itself, and into the lives of a memorable array of northern characters. David Pelly’s lucid text is rooted in oral-history collected from Inuit elders, for which work he was awarded the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee Medal.

Available from your local independent bookshop as of January 21, 2021

Summary

The Ancestors Are Happy is a masterfully woven tapestry portraying a landscape of stories, which also offers a compilation of personal tales from Inuit informants whose lives collectively span the 20th century, a period of remarkable transition for the North. It draws on the author’s experiences and encounters over forty years of living, travelling, and learning in Nunavut. David Pelly’s lucid text is rooted in oral-history collected from Inuit elders, for which work he was awarded the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee Medal. Readers will be carried on a journey across Canada’s Arctic, into the land itself, and into the lives of a memorable array of northern characters. At the core is an exploration of Inuit cultural tradition, the hallmark of Pelly’s celebrated writing career, which includes nine previous books as well as hundreds of magazine articles. The ancestors are happy, say Inuit elders, when the stories from the land are told, and retold, and thus preserved.

$23.95

Price (print)

263

Pages

Crossfield

Publishing

978-1-9991779-6-6

Print ISBN 13

70 B&W photos, maps, index

Distribution

Fitzhenry Whiteside, Markham, ON

About The Author

David F. Pelly is a seasoned Arctic writer, a modern-day explorer of the North’s cultural and historical landscape. He has been travelling, living and writing in the Arctic for more than 40 years. David led his first Arctic expedition in 1977, beginning a northern career spanning the decades since. In addition to his writing, he has worked with biologists and archaeologists in the field, developed and written documentary films, served as co-curator of Inuit art exhibitions, and assisted with numerous community-based cultural projects across Nunavut.

Available from your local independent bookshop as of January 21, 2021

Phone

506 230 6751

Author E-mail

hello@moorehype.com

Publisher E-mail

bookinfo@fitzhenry.ca

Publisher E-mail

publisher@crossfieldpublishing.ca

Phone

226-921-5444

Website

www.davidpelly.com

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