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The Boy on the Back of the Turtle

Seeking God, Quince Marmelade, and the Fabled Albatross

Regular price $16.95 CAD
  • ISBN: 9781550547016
  • Tags: Nature & Environment, Paul Quarrington,
  • Dimensions: 5.5 x 8.25
  • Published On: 09/01/2003
  • 256 Pages

As he cruises the Galapagos Islands in the company of his daughter, aged seven, and his father, aged seventy-three, Paul Quarrington ponders questions great and small. Equal parts memoir, travel book and good old-fashioned yarn, The Boy on the Back of the Turtle is a funny, poignant look at the mysteries of our universe.

Paul Quarrington won numerous awards for his work, including the Stephen Leacock Award for Humour and Canada Reads 2008 for his novel King Leary. His Governor General's Award-winning Whale Music was made into a critically acclaimed feature film. He also won awards for his writing for the television series Due South and for his screen play for Perfectly Normal. On January 21, 2010, he succumbed to lung cancer and died at his home surrounded by friends and family. He is missed.