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Michel Drouin launches memoir

May 07th, 2024

Author Michel Drouin (at right) will be embarking on a book reading tour starting on May 10, visiting seven locations across BC to introduce his latest book, Past the End of the Road: A North Island Boyhood (Harbour $24.95).

This book is Drouin’s candid and humorous memoir, chronicling his unconventional upbringing in midcentury Port Hardy on northern Vancouver Island. Set in a time when the town was isolated, accessible only by air and sea, Drouin recounts adventures such as rowing ten kilometers across the Goletas Channel without water or proper supplies. His adolescence was filled with hunting, fishing and other activities uncommon for Canadian children today. Despite his prosperity later in life, Drouin faced perilous moments, like accidentally setting himself on fire and relying on the nearby tide to extinguish the flames.

Catch Drouin’s book signing and reading events in the following locations:

  • May 10, at Munro’s Books, 1108 Government Street, Victoria, BC.
  • May 11, 1:00 pm onwards at Gabriola Public Library, #5 – 575 North Rd Gabriola Island, BC.
  • May 13, 2:00 pm onwards at Volume One Bookstore, 149 Kenneth Street Duncan, BC.
  • May 14, 3:00 pm onwards at Campbell River Library, 1240 Shoppers Row, Campbell River, BC.
  • May 15, 6:00 pm onwards at Port Hardy Library, 7110 Market St, Port Hardy BC.
  • May 16, 3:00 pm onwards at The Book Nook, 7135 Market Street, Port Hardy, BC.
  • May 17, 2:30 pm onwards at The Book Shelf, 1700 Broughton Blvd. Port McNeill, BC.

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