The life of Mr. Kemp, as he gazes back a half century, is only incidentally the human business of marriage and paternity,...

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The life of Mr. Kemp, as he gazes back a half century, is only incidentally the human business of marriage and paternity, but mostly the unsparing cold of the Canadian fur country, Cree Indians and half-breeds, dogs, trading posts, drunken sprees, lost bearings and countless encounters with death. There are incidents, with little connection or consequence, of fish caught in weather 40 below, of dead bodies buried in an abandoned shaft, of a weird fireball seen hopscotching across the ice, or overturned canoes, of ruses to set rival fur trappers on the wrong track, of caribou that can't be shot. It will appeal only to the would-be he-man, and it may dissuade him at that.

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Publisher: Bouregy & Curl

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Kirkus Reviews Issue: April 1, 1956