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03.20.2018 | Brian Castner signs and discusses “Disappointment River” | Free

March 20 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm

Categories: Literature & Poetry


Left Bank Books welcomes acclaimed memoirist Brian Castner, who will sign and discuss his new book, “Disappointment River: Finding and Losing the Northwest Passage”!

This event is free and open to the public, but proof of purchase of “Disappointment River” from Left Bank Books will be required to enter the signing line.

In 1789, Alexander Mackenzie traveled 1200 miles on the immense river in Canada that now bears his name, in search of the fabled Northwest Passage that had eluded mariners for hundreds of years. In 2016, the acclaimed memoirist Brian Castner retraced Mackenzie’s route by canoe in a grueling journey—and discovered the Passage he could not find. “Disappointment River” is a dual historical narrative and travel memoir that at once transports readers back to the heroic age of North American exploration and places them in a still rugged but increasingly fragile Arctic wilderness in the process of profound alteration by the dual forces of globalization and climate change.

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