The Man From the Creeks

The Man From the Creeks

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Set against the Klondike Gold Rush of the 1890s, The Man from the Creeks is a gripping tale of three entrepreneurs desperate to strike it rich. Fourteen-year-old Peek and his mother, Lou, join up with cooper Benjamin Redd and embark on a treacherous journey to fabled Dawson City. First published in 1998, this is a witty and ribald retelling of Robert Service's incomparable "The Shooting of Dan McGrew."
Publisher: Toronto : McClelland & Stewart, c2008.
ISBN: 9780771095818
0771095813
Characteristics: 341 p. ;,20 cm.

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diesellibrarian Dec 22, 2015

Based on/inspired by the Robert Service poem "The Shooting of Dan McGrew," this a swashbuckling but uneven tale of a young man and his mother who stow away on a steamer bound for the Klondike at the height of the gold rush in the 1890s. Their improbable journey is punctuated by a motley... Read More »


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diesellibrarian Dec 22, 2015

Based on/inspired by the Robert Service poem "The Shooting of Dan McGrew," this a swashbuckling but uneven tale of a young man and his mother who stow away on a steamer bound for the Klondike at the height of the gold rush in the 1890s. Their improbable journey is punctuated by a motley cast of characters, some of which serve to advance the plot, and some of which are simple fluff. Enjoyable for its vivid depictions of the hardships of the Klondike and for its sympathetic young protagonist, it doesn't quite meet the high water mark set by Kroetsch in some of his other works.

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