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Kevin Patterson grew up in Selkirk, Manitoba, and put himself through medical school by enlisting in the Canadian Army. When his stint was up, he worked as a doctor in the Arctic and on the B.C. coast while studying for his MFA at UBC. His short fiction has been published in Descant and Canadian Fiction Magazine. He is currently a resident in internal medicine at Dalhousie in Halifax and a regular corres-pondent for Saturday Night magazine. The Sea Mouse is moored on Salt Spring Island. From the Hardcover edition.
"A first rate, quietly enthralling account othat belongs on the shelf with Theroux's Happy Isles of Oceania, Raban's sailings, and the work of landlubber Chatwin." Christopher Buckley, The New York Times Book Review "[A]n old fashioned story of personal adventure that probes its own themes with subversive intelligence." The New York Times "If a klutz like Patterson can sail to the South Seas, so can you. But writing about it this well is something else again." Outside