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Paul Almond - The Survivor

the survivor book.jpgPaul Almond's historical novel The Deserter landed just three notches below John Le Carré on the Montreal Gazette's best-seller list this fall.

The book tells the story of his Gaspé ancestor who jumped ship in the Baie des Chaleurs and began a new life there.

Paul Almond only became a novelist in his 70s. For decades, he was an award-winning TV and film director and producer. He was one of Canada's pioneers, best known for his film trilogy in the 60s and 70s starring his wife at that time, Geneviève Bujold.

Now at 80, he's turned to writing novels. The latest in the Alford saga series is The Survivor - just out this month. 

Listen to Parts One and Two of Dave's chat with Paul Almond: 

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