The Long Exile A chilling true story of deception and survival set amidst the Inuit communities of the Canadian Arctic.
In 1922 the Irish-American explorer Robert Flaherty made a film called ‘Nanook of the North’ which captured the world's imagination. Soon afterwards, he quit the Arctic for good, leaving behind his bastard son, Joseph, to grow up Eskimo.
Thirty years later a young, inexperienced policeman, Ross Gibson, was asked by the Canadian government to draw up a list of Inuit who were to be resettled in the uninhabited polar Arctic and left to fend as best they could. Joseph Flaherty and his family were on that list. They were told they were going to an Arctic Eden of spring flowers and polar bears. But it didn't turn out that way, and this, Joseph Flaherty's story, tells how it did.
About the author
Melanie McGrath is the author of three previous books, ‘Motel Nirvana’, ‘Hard, Soft & Wet’ and ‘Silvertown’. She is a regular contributor for the Guardian, Independent and the Express. She lives in Vauxhall, London.