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Northern Light The Enduring Myst Of Tom Thomson

The Enduring Mystery of Tom Thomson and the Woman Who Loved Him

By Macgregor, Roy

ISBN: 9780307357397
format: Hardback
pages: 416
publisher: Random House of Canada
pub. date: 2010-10-05

Price $34.95
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Roy MacGregor's lifelong fascination with Tom Thomson first led him to write Canoe Lake, a novel inspired by a distant relative's affair with one of Canada's greatest painters. Now, MacGregor breaks new ground, re-examining the mysteries of Thomson's life, loves and violent death in the definitive non-fiction account. Why does a man who died almost a century ago and painted relatively little still have such a grip on our imagination? As Roy MacGregor's richly detailed Northern Light reveals, not much is as it seems when it comes to Tom Thomson, the most iconic of Canadian painters. Philandering deadbeat or visionary artist and gentleman, victim of accidental drowning or deliberate murder, the man's myth has grown to obscure the real view - and the answers to the mysteries are finally revealed in these pages.

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