by Gregory Spatz | Literature & Fiction |
ISBN: 1934137421 Global Overview for this book
Registered by lauraloo29 of Edmonton, Alberta Canada on 12/10/2017
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Journal Entry 1 by lauraloo29 from Edmonton, Alberta Canada on Sunday, December 10, 2017
John Franklin has moved his fifteen-year-old son to the remote northern Canadian town of Houndstitch to make a new life together after his wife, Thomas’ mother, left them. Mourning her disappearance, John, a high school English teacher, writes poetry and escapes into an affair, while Thomas withdraws into a fantasy recreation of the infamous Victorian-era arctic expedition led by British explorer Sir John Franklin. With teenage bravado, Thomas gives himself scurvy so that he can sympathize with the characters in the film of his mind—and is almost lost himself.

While told over the course of only a few days, this gripping tale slips through time, powerfully evoking a modern family in distress and the legendary "Franklin's Lost Expedition" crew’s descent into despair, madness, and cannibalism aboard the HMS Erebus and HMS Terror on the Arctic tundra.

Journal Entry 2 by lauraloo29 at Edmonton, Alberta Canada on Wednesday, August 30, 2023

Released 3 mos ago (9/2/2023 UTC) at Edmonton, Alberta Canada


Sending as a RABCK. Enjoy!

Journal Entry 3 by wingcestmoiwing at Hamilton, Ontario Canada on Sunday, September 10, 2023
Safe and sound in Ontario! Thank you.

Journal Entry 4 by wingcestmoiwing at Hamilton, Ontario Canada on Wednesday, September 13, 2023
This is a sad and depressing story of a recently separated man and his youngest son fending for themselves in remote, northern Canada. Both of them have their own issues plus their combined issues of being abandoned by their wife/mother. John, a teacher, retreats into his world of poetry and fantasizing about an old flame and Thomas has a whole world in head around his obsession with the Franklin expedition - to the point that he thinks they are related (same last name) and goes to extreme lengths to give himself scurvy so he can better write the movie that is already projecting in his dreams - waking and asleep.

They are both at the edge of being lost and unable to save each other, despite wanting to.

Over the course of a few days, the author takes us through their daily lives, their struggles, their thoughts, fears and hopes until the last day, where it seems they will either find each other or be lost completely.

Journal Entry 5 by wingcestmoiwing at Humble Bean Coffee in Burlington, Ontario Canada on Saturday, September 23, 2023

Released 2 mos ago (9/23/2023 UTC) at Humble Bean Coffee in Burlington, Ontario Canada


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Journal Entry 6 by LFLHunter at Burlington, Ontario Canada on Saturday, September 23, 2023
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Journal Entry 7 by LFLHunter at Burlington, Ontario Canada on Sunday, December 3, 2023
It took me a while to get into this book. I recently read Frozen in Time The Fate of the Franklin Expedition so I understood the references to Thomas' obsession with the Franklin disaster. By the end I felt for the characters.

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