Nunavik

Illustrated by Michel Hellman
Text by Michel Hellman

Nunavik
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Author Michel Hellman meets with his editor Luc Bossé and casually promises to write a sequel to his best-selling book Mile End. But the Montréal neighborhood, with its trendy cafés and gluten-free bakeries, doesn't seem half as inspiring as it used to be. Part memoir and ... Read more


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Author Michel Hellman meets with his editor Luc Bossé and casually promises to write a sequel to his best-selling book Mile End. But the Montréal neighborhood, with its trendy cafés and gluten-free bakeries, doesn't seem half as inspiring as it used to be. Part memoir and part documentary, Nunavik follows Hellman on a trek through Northern Quebec as he travels to Kuujjuaq, Puvirnituk, Kangiqsujuaq and Kangirsurk, meeting members of the First Nations, activists, hunters and drug dealers along the way. An honest and often funny account of this trip, Nunavik truly feels personal, with the author acknowledging (and challenging) his own prejudices. While the North has had a profound influence on our collective identity as Canadians, it remains an idea - myth rather than reality. Empirical rather than theoretical, Nunavik reflects on the way our relationship to the North has shaped our own cultural landscape.

Michel Hellman

Michel Hellman lives in Montréal. He is the author of Iceberg (2010) and Le petit guide du Plan Nort (2013), as well as Mile End (2011) which was translated to English by Pow Pow Press in 2015. His sketchbooks and portfolio can be found on his website : www.michelhellman.com.

Michel Hellman

Michel Hellman lives in Montréal. He is the author of Iceberg (2010) and Le petit guide du Plan Nort (2013), as well as Mile End (2011) which was translated to English by Pow Pow Press in 2015. His sketchbooks and portfolio can be found on his website : www.michelhellman.com.

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