My True and Complete Adventures as a Wannabe Voyageur
by Phyllis Rudin
In this gentle coming-of-age story, Benjie Gabai is convinced he’s been the victim of a terrible cosmic cock-up. Instead of being born in the 18th century as a French-Canadian voyageur, God’s plunked him down in present-day Montreal, into a family that views his fur trade obsession as proof that their Benjie, once so bursting with promise, has well and truly lost it.
Benjie serves out his days as caretaker of The Bay’s poky in-store fur trade museum, dusting and polishing the artifacts that fuel his imagination. When he learns his museum is about to be closed down, scattering his precious collection to the four winds, he hatches a plan that risks bringing his voyageur illusions lapping dangerously up against reality.
Published by NeWest Press