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by Larry Gaudet

ePub Safe Haven: The Possibility of Sanctuary in an Unsafe World download
Author:
Larry Gaudet
ISBN13:
978-0679313847
ISBN:
0679313842
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Publisher:
Vintage Canada (August 26, 2008)
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Booking a year for this project, Gaudet moved with his wife, Alison, and their two small boys to a newly constructed barn by the sea in the fictionally named community of Foggy Cove. His intent: to chart the meaning of sanctuary through the ages, using his family’s solitude as an idyllic jumping-off point. But the project becomes far more complicated than he’d envisioned, and far less idyllic

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Safe Haven: The Possibility of Sanctuary in an Unsafe World. Safe Haven is an entertaining and illuminating romp through the fog-shrouded territory of sanctuary through ages and mythologies, guided by an engaging author who is not afraid to shine the light directly on his own fallable and highly likeable self.

Safe Haven is an entertaining and illuminating romp through the fog-shrouded territory of sanctuary through ages and . Larry Gaudet is an award-winning novelist and writer of imaginative non-fiction.

Safe Haven is an entertaining and illuminating romp through the fog-shrouded territory of sanctuary through ages and mythologies, guided by an engaging author who is not afraid to shine the light directly on his own fallable and highly likeable self.

Safe Haven really hits its stride in its second part, where Gaudet recounts his honeymoon in Greece and meets Tony (Antoine Baptiste Savoie), a fellow Acadian from Louisiana. What does a godless man do for protection? Savoie asks in one of the imaginary journal entries that provide some of Safe Haven’s finest writing. In The Journals of Antoine Baptiste Savoie we get an elaborate tour through temple architecture from the bronze age to the archaic Greeks to Chartres Cathedral, and it is perhaps this reach in time that inspires Gaudet to explore his own Acadian history. Safe haven: The possibility of sanctuary in an unsafe world. There's a breadth of humanity in An Unsafe Haven which is very moving. Published by Vintage Canada. Published by Vintage Canada (2008). I loved the sense of Lebanon and of what is unique and precious about the Arab world' Helen Dunmore Nada Awar Jarrar paints an intimate portrait of modern-day Beirut where everyone has a story to tell. Journalist Hannah is deeply rooted in the city of her birth, reporting first-hand on growing unrest in the region. ISBN 10: 0679313842 ISBN 13: 9780679313847.

Gaudet, the author of the novels Media Therapy and The Peacekeeper’s Teahouse, just doesn’t have the content or the writing style to sustain interest in his shaky thesis throughout nearly 300 pages

She and her husband, writer Larry Gaudet, have owned the building . An idea of Smith’s willpower can be found in husband Gaudet’s wonderfully soulful memoir, Safe Haven: The Possibility of Sanctuary in an Unsafe World.

She and her husband, writer Larry Gaudet, have owned the building now housing the two-year-old gallery the past four years. They live upstairs with their two boys. One section describes how the two of them fell in love with the idea of settling in a small seaside town in Nova Scotia, but not with the cold that came with it.

“Forgive the assumptions I’m about to make. I’m sure they say much more about me than you. You have a dream of sanctuary too” (p. 21).“Sanctuary” is a beautiful word: philosophically rich, culturally intriguing and evocative of so much we cherish — protection, safety, contemplation, solitude. But lurking at the edges of this bright concept are some very dark associations: fear, paranoia, the slamming of gates to exclude the threat of other-ness. Whatever the word means to each of us, and whatever our ancestral legacies, the yearning for sanctuary is a malady we all share to varying degrees, a quest that is both our birthright and our affliction.These are the assertions of award-winning author Larry Gaudet in Safe Haven, an unorthodox and highly engaging work of imaginative non-fiction. Sure to resonate with anyone who has dreamt of escaping from the pressures of the workaday world — that is, all of us — this book is a highly personal, funny and unflinchingly honest investigation of the power and allure of the idea of sanctuary.Safe Haven begins and ends in the soft fog of coastal Nova Scotia, taking side trips into the ruined shrines of ancient Greece (with a fictional Bayou-born international spy serving as tour guide), journeying by rail through the frozen vistas and forlorn social realities of Canada’s north and dipping into Gaudet’s own Acadian heritage of displacement.Booking a year for this project, Gaudet moved with his wife, Alison, and their two small boys to a newly constructed barn by the sea in the fictionally named community of Foggy Cove. His intent: to chart the meaning of sanctuary through the ages, using his family’s solitude as an idyllic jumping-off point. But the project becomes far more complicated than he’d envisioned, and far less idyllic. Envying his children who can oversee uncomplicated imaginary civilizations in a sandbox, Gaudet cannot shake the awareness that he is complicit in the very iniquities from which he seeks to shelter his family, from the environmental toll of their septic tank on this ecologically sensitive land, to the wince of a lobster he is about to boil for dinner. He must also contend with the guilt he feels for having hijacked his wife and children, potentially for naught. As Alison’s desire to return to the comforts and stimuli of urban life grows with every month spent in isolation, Gaudet knows their idyllic days in Foggy Cove are numbered. In his search for the diverse meanings of sanctuary, Gaudet illuminates the dysfunctions and hidden costs of the way we live — and challenges us to find ways to bring down the walls that keep so many of us estranged from our own experiences. Safe Haven is an entertaining and illuminating romp through the fog-shrouded territory of sanctuary through ages and mythologies, guided by an engaging author who is not afraid to shine the light directly on his own fallable and highly likeable self.From the Hardcover edition.