the corrosive affect of secrecy on three generations of a prominent Cape Breton family
“While architecture may not change the world in its own right, our best structures certainly create an environment that might nurture the initiatives and ideas that will.”
Later generations may be surprised to learn that until the late ’60’s an out-of-wedlock pregnancy would have effectively ended a young woman’s teaching career. They may be unaware of the LGBT community’s need for utmost secrecy in order to be accepted, even within in their own families.
In the Country is indeed Curtis at his finest.
Featuring nearly 500 drawings, illustrations and photographs, it’s a fascinating glimpse into how a female Canadian cartoonist, working from her home in northern Manitoba, stayed true to her vision in a male-dominated, American-rooted cartoon culture, winning legions of loyal readers along the way.
The Places I Go
by Christopher Pratt, Mireille Eagan & Larry Dohey
$40, hardcover, 103 pp.
Goose Lane Editions, 2015
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