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Mark Frutkin

Zen and the art of the word...and tap dancing. No really, all my work is involved, not only with character and plot but language as well, for I love language, its lilt and tilt and sway. I read everything by: Beckett, Joyce, Conrad, Garcia Marquez, Ondaatje, Don McKay (Canadian poet), Billy Collins, Li Po, Tu Fu, Basho, Su Tung Po and other Japanese and Chinese traditional poets. I could go on and on, and will. I'm also a Buddhist and meditator, not that I write about that but it infuses everything I write. I've taught creative writing at University of Ottawa, Carleton University, and about five other schools. I studied with Allen Ginsberg, Michael McClure and Robert Duncan at Naropa Institute in Boulder, Colorado in summer, 1976. A life-changing event for me and my writing. I also read everything by Pema Chodron, Chogyam Trungpa Rinpoche and Sakyong Mipham Rinpoche. I write everything: fiction, poetry, nonfiction, government speeches, high tech bumpf for marketing but I always do it from the point of view of storytelling. There's always a story to tell. That's why I love history -- history is nothing but stories.

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    • Walking Backwards

    • Grand Tours, Minor Visitations, Miraculous Journeys, and a Few Good Meals
    • By: Mark Frutkin
    • Narrated by: Stephen Hoye
    • Length: 5 hrs and 56 mins
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    As travellers, we are always walking backwards, forever on the verge of stepping into the unknown, never knowing what waits around the next corner....

    • Grand Tours, Minor Visitations, Miraculous Journeys, and a Few Good Meals
    • By: Mark Frutkin
    • Narrated by: Stephen Hoye
    • Length: 5 hrs and 56 mins
    • Release date: 01-27-14
    • 2 out of 5 stars 1 rating

    Regular price: $19.95

    • Erratic North

    • A Vietnam Draft Resister's Life in the Canadian Bush
    • By: Mark Frutkin
    • Narrated by: Anthony Haden Salerno
    • Length: 8 hrs and 7 mins
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    An estimated 50,000 to 100,000 American Vietnam War draft resisters sought sanctuary in Canada....

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    • Iron Mountain

    • By: Mark Frutkin
    • Narrated by: David DeSantos
    • Length: 1 hr and 21 mins
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    Iron Mountain, often presents human beings wandering in the wilderness between two abysses while still appreciating the smell of pines, the softness of the rain, the brilliance of the stars....

    Regular price: $6.95

    • Invading Tibet

    • By: Mark Frutkin
    • Narrated by: Antony Ferguson
    • Length: 4 hrs and 58 mins
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    In 1904 a force of 2500 British Imperial troops invaded Tibet....

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    • This was a sad book

    • By K. Roth on 01-11-16

    Regular price: $14.95

    • The Lion of Venice

    • By: Mark Frutkin
    • Narrated by: David DeSantos
    • Length: 6 hrs and 53 mins
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    This is the story of Marco Polo, as he is about to set sail on an arduous and lengthy pilgrimage with his father, uncle, and faithful guide across the sun-soaked silk route....

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    • Message for the Emperor

    • By: Mark Frutkin
    • Narrated by: Todd Haberkorn
    • Length: 5 hrs and 17 mins
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    This is a unique novel of old China, the traditional landscape of mountains and rivers without end, and life in an imperial city rife with plots, intrigues, culture, sensuality and wealth....

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    • Slow Lightning

    • By: Mark Frutkin
    • Narrated by: Robertson Dean
    • Length: 5 hrs and 26 mins
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    In 1936, escalating violence and unrest in Spain explodes into civil war....

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    • Fabrizio's Return

    • By: Mark Frutkin
    • Narrated by: Todd Haberkorn
    • Length: 7 hrs and 52 mins
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    A brilliant novel packed with delights: grand romance, alchemical potions, violins to make you weep, commedia dell’arte theatre, reappearing comets, rambling skeletons and cracks in time....

    Regular price: $19.95

    • Atmospheres Apollinaire

    • A Novel of Paris
    • By: Mark Frutkin
    • Narrated by: Fajer Al-Kaisi
    • Length: 7 hrs and 7 mins
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    Paris, the City of Light, was once the scene of a brilliant magnesium flare, host to the belle epoque from 1900 to 1914....

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    • In the Time of the Angry Queen

    • By: Mark Frutkin
    • Narrated by: Dick Hill
    • Length: 9 hrs and 47 mins
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    Mark Frutkin's classic novel In the Time of the Angry Queen was first published in 1923. The story follows an artist as he gets enveloped into the world of competitive chess....

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