By Ron Evans
Short-listed for the 2002 Saskatchewan publication Awards for most sensible Non-Fiction and most sensible booklet
The tales in Coming Home are as extraordinary because the panorama of Saskatchewan itself and as assorted as its climate. during the author’s memories, we event prairie lifestyles because it used to be greater than sixty years in the past, and because it is this day.
A wealthy forged of characters looks — neighbours, drunks, misfits — all with a spot within the tale. those are the stories of a father who lived difficult, failed usually, and used to be enjoyed a lot, of a mom who used to be an artist at center yet turned a instructor and farmer’s spouse via situation.
We stopover at a prairie dance corridor with a ground that rests on horsehair, come across loss of life, baptize a toddler, perform a nude therapeutic massage. We view intercourse from a farm boy’s standpoint, examine of domestic brew and cabbage rolls, devour breakfast with pals, and meet the author’s favorite waitress. a feeling of awe and sweetness emerges via encounters with the land and the unfolding of the altering seasons.
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