At the Edge of All Things

At the Edge of All Things

Author: Rick Hornung
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A remarkable journey into the real Labrador with Martin Rouleau, a self-described Montagnais-Naskapi trapper, smuggler, and hunter, and his half-Innu girlfriend, Catherine Boulanger.

Book Title At the Edge of All Things
Author Rick Hornung
Type Used Book

A remarkable journey into the real Labrador with Martin Rouleau, a self-described Montagnais-Naskapi trapper, smuggler, and hunter, and his half-Innu girlfriend, Catherine Boulanger.

Unwilling to be snared in the politics of the band council, the regulations of the welfare system, and the charity of social-service workers, Rouleau trades cigarettes, cocaine, liquor, building supplies, and other items on the black market that runs up the Cote du Nord and into the Labrador peninsula. For eight months of the year he lives in Montreal, amassing his supply. Then he spends January through April in the forests and barrens, making deliveries and hunting for caribou.

In 1992 Rouleau finds himself pushed to the edge, when the black market competitors attempt to kill him and his girlfriend. Unwilling to heed their warning, he chases his assailants across the peninsula.

Rouleau's search turns into a quest for his own identity, a story that weaves in and out of Montreal's underworld, the outposts of the sub-arctic, and the wilderness of that most ancient of land, hewn out of the Canadian Shield: Labrador.