The province’s most efficient journalist tells the tale he was once born to write down.
No journalist has travelled the again roads, hidden vales and fog-soaked coves of Nova Scotia as broadly as John DeMont. No creator has spent as a lot time taking into account its ordinary warp and weft of humanity, geography and historical past.
The Lengthy Approach Home is the summation of DeMont’s years of trip, analysis and idea. It tells the tale of what’s, from the Eu view of items, the oldest a part of Canada. Earlier than Confederation it was once additionally the richest, however now Nova Scotia is without doubt one of the poorest. Its defining myths and tales are most commonly approximately loss and sheer decision.
Equivalent portions narrative, memoir and meditation, The Lengthy Approach Home chronicles with mesmerizing readability a fancy and multi-dimensional tale: the overpowering of the primary peoples and the coming of a mélange of pioneers who carved out wallet of the barren region; the random acts and unexplained mysteries; the shameful achievements and noble screw ups; the rapture and distress; the twists of future and the chilly-heartedness of destiny.
That is the biography of A spot that has been hardened through historical past. A spot filled with reminders of ways nice a province it’s been and the way nice—with the suitable instances and a bit good fortune—it is usually once more.