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Icefields is a story of adventure and discovery that unfolds amidst the stunning beauty of the Canadian Rockies. Presented within the frame of a tourist guidebook, this novel records life in the mountains, as time and the coming of the railroad slowly transform the settlement of Jasper from a place of myth and legend to a modern tourist town. Exhaustively researched, this novel blends geology and poetry, fact and fiction, history and imagination. For all who have visited the Canadian Rockies, Icefields is a chance to capture a piece of that magical atmosphere and bring it home, and for those who haven’t, Icefields is chance to explore this vast territory.

Commonwealth Writers Prize for Best First Book on the Carribean and Canadian Region 1996; Henry Kriesel Award for Best First Book 1996; Alberta Book Cover Award 1996; Banff National Park Award 1996; Grand Prize for Best Book Overall at the Banff Mountain Book Festival 1995; Broadman Tasker 1997; Grant MacEwan College Book 1998-1999

 

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