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Approaching Fire Audiobook

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Read By: Michelle Porter Publisher: Viking Listen Time: at 1.0x Speed 2.00 hours at 1.5x Speed 1.50 hours at 2.0x Speed Release Date: June 2022 Format: Unabridged Audiobook ISBN: 9780735245976

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Longest Chapter Length:

21:07 minutes

Shortest Chapter Length:

11 seconds

Average Chapter Length:

09:51 minutes

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Publisher Description

In Approaching Fire, Michelle Porter embarks on a quest to find her great-grandfather, the Métis fiddler and performer Léon Robert Goulet. Through musicology, jigs and reels, poetry, photographs, and the ecology of fire, Porter invests biography with the power of reflective ingenuity, creating a portrait which expands beyond documentation into a private realm where truth meets metaphor. Weaving through multiple genres and traditions, Approaching Fire fashions a textual documentary of rescue and insight, and a glowing contemplation of the ways in which loss can generate unbridled renewal.

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About Michelle Porter

Michelle Porter is the descendent of a long line of Métis storytellers. Many of her ancestors told stories using music, and today she tells stories using the written word. She is the author of a memoir and a book of poetry, Inquiries, which was shortlisted for the Pat Lowther Memorial Award for Best Book of Poetry in Canada in 2019. Her book of creative nonfiction called Approaching Fire was shortlisted for the 2021 Indigenous Voices Award. She holds degrees in journalism, folklore, English, and geography. Her work has been published in literary journals and magazines across the country. She teaches creative writing and Métis literature at Memorial University. She is a member of the Manitoba Métis Federation and she lives in Newfoundland and Labrador.