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Pilgrim by Timothy Findley
Original title Pilgrim by Timothy Findley
Author Timothy Findley

History, Fiction

Language English
Characters William Todd, Mrs. Todd, Johnnie, The Narrator, The Pilgrim, The Master, The Boy
Published 1999
ISBN 978-0676975100
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In the early hours of October 6, 1967, a young man named Perry Pilgrims sets fire to his house in the small town of Portage-du-Fort, Quebec. Perry is a troubled young man who has been in and out of mental hospitals for years. His parents, who are both doctors, have tried everything to help him, but nothing has worked.Perry’s parents manage to get him out of the house before the fire consumes it, but he is badly burned and is taken to the hospital. Perry is in a coma for weeks, and when he finally wakes up, he is a changed man. He is now obsessed with the idea of finding a lost city that he believes exists somewhere in the Arctic.Perry sets out on an expedition to find this lost city, and he takes with him a group of people who are also looking for it. The group includes an Inuit guide, a journalist, and a photographer. They travel to the Arctic, where they face many dangers, including starvation, freezing temperatures, and wild animals.After months of searching, the group finally finds the lost city, which is called Qaitangarjuk. They also find a strange creature that lives in the city, and Perry is able to kill it. The group then makes its way back to civilization, where they tell their story to the world.Perry’s story is an amazing one, and it is a testament to the human spirit. It is a story of hope, perseverance, and ultimately, success.

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