Alex Emond has been patina-hunting on the high plains of southern Saskatchewan. This is one of my favorite parts of the world. I love driving across the province on Hwy 13, which is south of the Transcanada Highway, and much less traveled. The country is open grassland and anything but flat. It rolls. The sky is huge. The wind goes through the grass with a sound like bedsheets tearing. Driving across south Saskatchewan is a bit like sailing: you get a heightened awareness of weather and wind, and of the way light works on wide open spaces. Wallace Stegner lived in Eastend, Sask. as a boy, and he left his wonderful memoir of the region, Wolf Willow.
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- Brooklin, Maine, United States
- We own a 1976 GMC Sierra Grande 15 in Maine, and an '86 Chevrolet Custom Deluxe 10 in West Texas. Also a pair of '97 Volvo 850 wagons. Average age of the fleet is 24 years--we're recyclers. I've published a book of stories NIGHT DRIVING (1987), and 2 novels: THE LAW OF DREAMS (2006), and THE O'BRIENS, which came out in the US (Pantheon) and Canada (House of Anansi) in 2012. A book of stories TRAVELING LIGHT comes out in 2013. More of my book stuff at www.peterbehrens.org I'm a Fellow at the Netherlands Institute for Advanced Study for 2012-13.