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Midnight Light

Midnight Light: A Personal Journey to the North, is Dave Bidini’s fast, funny and, at times, powerfully poignant chronicle of the incredible time he spent “up there” in the Northwest Territories.

Dave Bidini

Midnight Light: A Personal Journey to the North, is Dave Bidini's fast, funny and, at times, powerfully poignant chronicle of the incredible time he spent "up there" in the Northwest Territories.

The Yellowknifer, like the city it serves, bucks all of the trends and invokes all of the charms and frustrations of stubborn nationalism. The newspaper is completely locally focused and treats the global news sharescape as if it never existed. The paper gives Bidini a ground-level view of a city and its environs, including Great Bear Lake, Tuktoyaktuk and Nahanni National Park, that are on one hand lost in time, and on another faced with the very stark realities of poverty, racism, addiction, and hopelessness. Along the way, Midnight Light introduces readers to an extraordinary cast of characters, including Dene elders and entrepreneurs adapting to a changing way of life, various artists who are giving the region a powerful voice to the rest of the world, politicians and law enforcement officers who are dealing with the community's difficult history and economic realities and an assortment of complicated souls from the South who have travelled North as a "last chance" to build lives for themselves. (From McClelland & Stewart)

Interviews

Dave Bidini talks to Shelagh Rogers about his latest book Midnight Light: A Personal Journey To The North. 13:49

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