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Molly, an eighty-year-old artist, drowns in her tub whereas dwelling on my own on Vancouver Island. whilst her son, Toronto author and photographer Michael Mitchell, arrives tomorrow he unearths a studio jam-packed with her work and a treasure trove of relations papers that take him on a romantic trip to the some distance corners of the area and again so far as the early 18th century. Illustrated with Molly's artwork and her son's evocative pictures of her empty condo and studio, The Molly hearth collages dance playing cards, struggle diaries, menus, naval dispatches, and information experiences to create a vibrant and relocating memoir in addition to a poignant meditation on loss and identification.

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Molly, an eighty-year-old artist, drowns in her bathtub whereas dwelling by myself on Vancouver Island. whilst her son, Toronto author and photographer Michael Mitchell, arrives the next day to come he unearths a studio filled with her work and a treasure trove of relations papers that take him on a romantic trip to the a ways corners of the area and again so far as the early 18th century.

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I dive for my ligh t jacke t an d thro w a n ar m ove r ou r basket . About 40 feet i n front of us the colum n disappears . I look over . Gone . It's strangel y stil l fo r severa l seconds. Then a car alarm begins to shriek. I turn to the row of shiny 4 x 45 behind me . On e o f them i s shaking, headlight s flash ing, it s antenn a whippin g a small violent circle . Th e twister ha s touche d dow n again , pullin g a rearguard action o n th e stunne d picnickers . Twent y fee t t o m y left a famil y ha s brought thei r age d grandfather .

They will come back for m e in a few weeks. We ar e out o f our hammock s before dawn. Camp coffee i s made , som e se a turtl e egg s ar e boile d an d hard biscuit s passe d around . Foo d i s divided up — I get a large ba g o f beans, o f rice, tw o pots , a shovel , artifact bags , a notebook and pencils. The y toss me a bundle o f stakes , tw o spool s o f lin e an d a screen . I have m y ow n level , trowels , lup e an d machete . M y pack is droppe d i n th e san d an d the y ar e off . As the first line of light outline s th e mountains to the east, I stand watchin g tw o Jeep s disappea r int o th e dar k trees.

This location, the juncture of a lagoon an d th e sea , woul have bee n perfec t fo r pre-classi c settlemen t — th e riches o f th e se a supplemente d b y huntin g i n th e lagoon an d a little primitiv e farmin g right wher e we stand. The evidenc e of this lies at our feet . We begin walking a loose grid, filling our bags with 31 the castoff s o f three millennia. It is obvious that a test pit wil l have to b e droppe d a t thi s sit e an d a carefu l catalogue o f th e centurie s made . However , thi s will take several weeks, an assault on our schedule that, by the term s o f ou r funding , w e ca n scarcel y afford .

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