"[Gossage's canoeing scenes are first-rate and as delicately realized as any of Hemingway's shoreline settings. From his canoe, Father Pat stares at a natural world that resonates with the presence of The Divine. It is an association that recalls the work of 19th century British Jesuit poet Gerald Manley Hopkins, who also felt God's presence in as small an object as the beating of a bird's wing." -Review by Barry Waterman, The Toronto Star
About the Author
Patrick Gossage's well-received memoirs of his years with Trudeau, Close to the Charisma, was published in 1986. He is also a prolific book reviewer and commentator on politics and the media and a regular television panelist. His own red canoe rests at the family cottage at Lake of Bays, Muskoka.