From the Back Cover
An affectionate portrait of the Miramichi by a son of the river. In Currents in the Stream, Wayne Curtis describes communities from Juniper to Loggieville and some of the notable people and events which have contributed to the story of this special region. Writing about founders and settlers, poets and musicians, politicians and poachers, as well as the ballads and songs that draw on the Irish tradition, Curtis offers an introduction to the vivid history of the Miramichi valley.
About the Author
Wayne Curtis is the author of six novels, and many essays and short stories. He has contributed to such publications as the Globe and Mail, the National Post, the Montreal Gazette, Fly Fisherman, Quill & Quire, and Outdoor Canada. Winner of the David Adams Richards Award for short fiction, his stories have appeared in literary journals, been dramatized for CBC Radio, and filmed for CBC. He has been Writer-in-Residence at Berton House in Dawson City and Havana's prestigious Instituto Superior de Arte. In 2005 he was awarded an honorary doctorate from St. Thomas University in Fredericton. A native of Blackville, New Brunswick, Wayne caught his first salmon at the age of 8. He is an avid fly fisherman and spends half of each year on the Miramichi River where he finds time to work as a guide as well as write.