Since Daisy Creek
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I would say Mitchell succeeded in this aim. For me the explosions of recognition took place in the pre-trial and trial scenes that resulted when the taxidermist switched the grizzly skin for that of a small brown bear. Professor Dobbs didn't want a monetary value placed on the skin and he refused the offer of a grizzly that the senior taxidermist had shot himself. Even when he learned that it was his guide, Archie Nicotine, who had actually killed the bear he refused to give up his action. How many times when I was practising law did I see people refuse to compromise and fight "for the principle" and bend the truth and, yes, outright lie? Mitchell caught the intransigence of people involved in law suits perfectly.
Mitchell was born in Saskatchewan but he spent much of his adult life in Alberta (see this article from The Canadian Encylopedia) so I think that qualifies this book for celticoracles Alberta Arts Day release challenge, especially since it is set in Alberta. I will be releasing it on our holiday in Kananaskis Country.
WILD RELEASE NOTES:
Actually I ended up leaving this book outside of the women's showers. Since we saw two grizzlies in the morning I thought this was an appropriate book to release here. They were gone almost as soon as we saw them but they were all around the campground at Interlakes the whole time we were there. This release is for celticoracle's Alberta Arts challenge.