Ramshackle

Ramshackle

A Yellowknife Story

Book - 2015
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Over the past decade, the North, or at least the idea of it, has slowly made its way back to our consciousness, a notion that the North is synonymous with a lawless, rugged freedom. But at first glance Yellowknife, NWT is actually a somewhat disappointing modern capital city. There are tall buildings, yoga pants, a Walmart and a lot of government jobs. None the less, if you dig a little deeper, you do find that alternative off-grid reality. Barely five minutes from the downtown core, wedged between million dollar houses, you find little shacks where people exist without running water and use honey buckets for toilets.When Alison McCreesh moved from Quebec to Yellowknife she quickly fell in love with the quirky ways in which it seemed possible to live up North. Part travelogue, part comic book, part love story and part guide to the North and its quirky inhabitants Ramshackle spans her first summer north of 60.
Publisher: Wolfville, Nova Scotia : Bdang, 2015.
ISBN: 9781894994996
189499499X
Branch Call Number: GN MCCREESH
Characteristics: vi, 140 pages : chiefly illustrations (some color) ; 23 cm

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amoby
May 06, 2017

I dont think that i would want to live in yellowknife, thats ok because this book really made me feel like ive been there and im glad to miss it.
Or do I now want to visit to experience the the hard life.

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mclarjh
Aug 13, 2016

Very well written and illustrated story of the author's move to Yellowknife.

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vfryzek
Apr 08, 2016

I saw the cover and read Yellowknife,
I assumed this would be a story of the seedy side of town.

Wow Totally the opposite. Lots of Special people and places.
Also learn some local history.

Nice read (It's a Graphic Novel)

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