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Who Has Seen the Wind

narrator W.O. Mitchell

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literary, classics
list price: $18.95
category: Fiction
published: 2000
imprint: BTC Audiobooks

Since its publication in 1947, Who Has Seen the Wind has sold over half a million copies in Canada alone, and more than 5,000 copies on cassette. Now, for the first time ever, this magnificent archival recording of W.O. Mitchell reading his famous novel can be enjoyed on CD. Hailed as the great Canadian classic of boyhood, Who Has Seen the Wind tells the story of young Brian, who learns about life and death, freedom and justice, as he comes of age in the west. Set in the fictional town of Crocus, Saskatchewan, the novel explores the evolving consciousness of Brian O'Connal, the local druggist's son. Just four years old at the novel's outset, Brian brings a delightfully naive and undeniably canny sensibility to the pivotal experiences of childhood and adolescence. Moving, humorous, and eloquent, Who Has Seen the Wind portrays the beauty and power of the Prairies and of the human spirit, and introduces some of the most vivid characters ever in Canadian fiction. A consummate performer and irrepressible storyteller, W.O. Mitchell reads his best-loved work in the inimitable style that has delighted audiences throughout Canada for generations.

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Editorial Reviews

"The characters, the small town, the prairie, the wind, are ALIVE!" — Independently Reviewed

"A good reading, both thoughtful and full of good humour." — Whitehorse Star

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About the Author

W.O. Mitchell

W.O. Mitchell is one of the most recognized Canadian authors of the last century. He was born in Weyburn, Saskatchewan in 1914, and during a varied career he was everything from a Depression hobo to the fiction editor of Maclean's. His best-loved book, Who Has Seen the Wind (1947) is hailed as the quintessential Canadian coming-of-age novel. Other works include Jake and the Kid (1961), The Kite (1962), The Vanishing Point (1973), How I Spent My Summer Holidays (1981), Since Daisy Creek (1984), Ladybug, Ladybug (1988), According to Jake and the Kid (1989), Roses are Difficult Here (1990), For Ark's Sake (1992), An Evening with W.O. Mitchell (1997) and the play The Black Bonspiel of Wullie MacCrimmon (1993). He won the Leacock Medal for Humour for Jake and the Kid and again for According to Jake and the Kid. Mitchell was made an officer in the Order of Canada in 1973 and has been the subject of an NFB documentary entitled W.O. Mitchell: A Novelist in Hiding.
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