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On the Rocks with Jack Knox

Islanders I Will Never Forget

by Jack Knox

tagged: regional studies, essays
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publisher: Heritage House Publishing
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A captivating collection of Jack Knox’s most memorable, heart-warming, inspiring, and off-beat human-interest stories.

Praise for Jack Knox:
“Canada needs more Knox!”—Will Ferguson
“Knox is the most underrated writer in Canada.”—Les Leyne
“There are a few key secrets to a happy life in Victoria—avoiding downtown when the cruise ships are in, knowing exactly how late you can get to the ferry terminal, and reading Jack Knox.”—Mark Leiren-Young

From bestselling author and beloved columnist Jack Knox comes a new collection of unforgettable true stories about the people who shape the unique culture of Vancouver Island and its surrounding areas. Full of humanity, heart, and sometimes humour, On the Rocks with Jack Knox celebrates ordinary people who have extraordinary stories to tell. From Alban Michael, the last person on Earth to speak Nuchatlaht, to Diana Deans, the Port Angeles customs inspector who caught the Millennium Bomber, to Victoria’s Rudi Hoenson, who survived a Japanese labour camp and the atomic bomb at Nagasaki to become one of the happiest souls you’ll ever meet, the people in this fascinating volume represent all walks of life. Elders, heroes, criminals, and oddballs are all worthy subjects in the world of Jack Knox.

About the Author

Jack Knox began his long stint the Times Colonist in 1988, after working at newspapers in Campbell River, Regina, and Kamloops. At the TC, he filled many roles, including copy editor, city editor, editorial writer, and editorial page editor, before becoming a full-time columnist in 2000. Career highlights include being blasted with blowhole spray by Luna the orca whale, interviewing a nude porn star, and getting a phone call from Barack Obama four days before 2008 presidential election. In his spare time he performs in a rock ’n' roll band with members of his Tour de Rock cycling team.

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Editorial Reviews

A keen observer of humanity.

— Ormsby Review

On the Rocks with Jack Knox is a remarkable gift to the people of Vancouver Island. It’s a generous, heart-expanding glimpse into a huge range of quietly extraordinary lives. It reminded me of our shared humanity at a time when I really needed that.

— Susan Juby, author of The Woefield Poultry Collective and Republic of Dirt

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