In Approaching Fire, Michelle Porter embarks on a quest to find her great-grandfather, the Métis fiddler and performer Léon Robert Goulet. Through musicology, jigs and reels, poetry, photographs, and the ecology of fire, Porter invests biography with the power of reflective ingenuity, creating a portrait which expands beyond documentation into a private realm where truth meets metaphor.
Weaving through multiple genres and traditions, Approaching Fire fashions a textual documentary of rescue and insight, and a glowing contemplation of the ways in which loss can generate unbridled renewal.
BMO Winterset Award-2020
Indigenous Voices Awards for Published Prose in English, Creative Non-Fiction and Life-Writing Category-2021
Next Generation Indie Book Awards, Regional Non-Fiction Category-2021
The Miramichi Reader's Most Promising Author Award-2020
First Nation Communities Read Awards-2021
ISBN: 9781550818536 , 9781550818543
Item Publish Date: 2020 / 10 / 14
Measurements: 8.25 in X 5.25 in X .50 in
Weight: 1.0 kg
Page Count: 192