A Good Pair of Boots and a Road to Walk On

All I Ever Wanted

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Pub Date 14 Jan 2019 | Archive Date 6 Oct 2020

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This book details the foot travels of a young impressionable boy in the middle of the last century. Being enticed by the call of the long winding road, he foot travels Canada's landscapes in all provinces coast to coast. With this desire to explore his homeland, He seeks to experience the unique smells, taste, and textures of every terrain of every geographic location, needing to feel a belonging and welcome.

This book will track his journey as he moves into adult hood, into the domesticity of a typical Canadian community and into retirement. Initially innocent and trusting, he is confronted by a society that he sees as hypocritical and criminal and without a moral or social compass. Now as a young man raising a family he sets out to question the social re-engineering of the Canadian establishment and the apathy of his fellow country men bothers him deeply. 

Curious now he sets out to investigate this troubling situation. Inquisitive and concerned, he approaches this task with the same vigour, determination, and sensitivity that he sustained through his teen years exploring his Canadian homeland. Now he finds that the re-engineering of his society does not allow for queries or legal protests. 

Wishing to understand and having an inquisitive nature, he sets out with intent and allows himself to be incarcerated, where he is introduced to Canada's criminal courts and justice system. His suspicions of corruption are confirmed. “However, his finding of this criminal activity, are distorted by the compliant criminal media using fabrication and lies.” The socially re-engineered community where the older man now lives accepts the medias distortion and inventions as truths and therefore self-evident. 

The reader of this book will be taken into a neighbourhood unremarkable on the face of it, but a community that sustains a situation that is toxic and unlivable for a man who only sought to feel at home and belong to what he feels could have been a greater country. It is at this point the reader will come to the realization that they are this man's community and neighbour. They will have seen the enemy and it is they, themselves.

This book details the foot travels of a young impressionable boy in the middle of the last century. Being enticed by the call of the long winding road, he foot travels Canada's landscapes in all...


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Thank you to Netgalley for an advanced copy of this book in exchange for an honest review. My brother now lives in Canada so this was an interesting read for me. Well-written and informative. Recommended.

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