Clifford : a memoir, a fiction, a fantasy, a thought experiment
—Johnson, Harold, 1957- author.
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When Harold Johnson returns to his childhood home in a northern Saskatchewan Indigenous community for his brother Clifford's funeral, the first thing his eyes fall on is a chair. It stands on three legs, the fourth broken off and missing. So begins a journey through the past, a retrieval of recollections that have too long sat dormant. Moving from the old family home to the log cabin, the garden, and finally settling deep in the forest surrounding the property, his mind circles back, shifting in time and space, weaving in and out of memories of his silent, powerful Swedish father; his formidable Cree mother, an expert trapper and a source of great strength; and his brother Clifford, a precocious young boy who is drawn to the mysterious workings of the universe. As the night unfolds, memories of Clifford surface in Harold's mind's eye: teaching his younger brother how to tie his shoelaces; jousting on a bicycle without rubber wheels; building a motorcycle. Memory, fiction, and fantasy collide, and Clifford comes to life as the scientist he was meant to be, culminating in his discovery of the Grand Unified Theory. 2018.

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Authors, Canadian (English) -- 21st century -- Biography.
Authors, Canadian -- 21st century -- Biography.
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Indians of North America -- Canada -- Biography.
Johnson, Harold, 1957-
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Reproduced from: Toronto : Anansi, 2018. 9781487004101
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