Price-clipped. Inlcudes a picture postcard of the author, plus a review of the book clipped from The New York Times Books Review.
"Ancestors. Forebears. Great-great-grandparents. To most of us they are nothing more than a name on a tombstone or a bearded or bonneted figure peering from an old brown photograph. We may know where they lived and when they died. But of their daily lives, the sound of their voices in joy and despair, we know nothing.
Imagine, then, the surprise of 'Gil' Gilmartin, the 44 year-old entertainment editor of a Toronto newspaper, when he is violently thrust into attendance at an unusual Film Festival, one involving his own forebears: "Unless I am entirely out of my mind, this is something which sets before me the core of my ancestral experience, captured, as a film captures experience, in a narrative that is coherent as what we call real life can never be."; 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall