The authors whose words comprise this volume were chosen because of the abiding influence Georgian Bay has exerted on their lives and writings. Their deep connections to Georgian Bay are expressed as prose poems, fictional narratives, autobiographical episodes, imagistic sketches and as descriptive, perhaps invented passages from historical records. Alan Stein’s prints, interpreting words as image, trace a personal iconography testifying to his own deep connection to the land and water and to the histories of the place.
The words and images you’ll encounter here point to the concord between today and deep history between legend and the fluidity of memory, between the unfathomable lengths of geological time and how quickly we can fall under the spell of the spirit of the bay.
From the introduction by Tom Smart
Authors include; Ed Bartram, Judy Fong Bates, Joseph Boyden, Andrea Curtis, Nick Eyles, Katherine Govier, Wayne Grady, John Irving, David Macfarlane, Elizabeth MacCallum, Waubgeshig Rice, Susan Swan. And, a poem by Douglas LePan.
Hand set Cloister Old Style type, hand printed on hand made St. Armand papers using a Vandercook #4 proof press. Hand coloured frontispiece on Gampi Torinoko, bound into individually mono printed decorated hard covers by Don Taylor, and signed by each of the authors.
Limited edition of 100 copies $900
Please contact Parry Sound Books at www.parrysoundbooks.com or contact me through this website, for further images of the book click on “Portfolio” then select “Hand Printed Books” then scroll down to “On Spirit Lake”