Boundless – Kathleen Winter

Kathleen Winter – a writer born in the north of England, but who immigrated to Canada with her parents when she was a child – shares her experiences of travelling on a small cruise ship along the famous Northwest Passage – the island-studded and glacier-fed body of Arctic water that joins the Pacific and Atlantic Oceans.

Whilst there are wonderful insights into the way the Inuit view their world and how that contrasts with our labels – Northwest Passage being one – and vocabulary – wilderness, I’ve found it a bit too dreamy for my tastes (the subtitle is apt), and I never really got a sense of a connection between each of the first person vignettes, so I’ve disembarked at Gjoa Haven.

Publisher page: Boundless: Tracing Land and Dream in a New Northwest Passage – Kathleen Winter
Review: Boundless by Kathleen Winter review – in the footsteps of John Franklin – Kathryn Hughes, The Guardian, 14 March 2015