Needles, Dan / Letters from Wingfield Farm
Author Needles, Dan
Title Letters from Wingfield Farm
Edition 2nd ed.
Publish Date 2002
Publisher Key Porter Books
ISBN 1552634272
Type Fiction (Paper)
LC Call # PS8577.E333L48 2002
Genre Canadian author
Humorous fiction
Synopsis If you liked the one-man stage plays, you'll love the book.
Walt Wingfield has decided to live the life many a city-dweller dreams of -- moving to the country and buying a farm. Quitting his job as a Toronto stockbroker, Walt buys a hundred-acre farm on the edge of the Canadian Shield and determines to make a living using only two old racehorses and a single-furrow plow.
In a series of letters to the editor of the local newspaper, Walt chronicles his struggles, modest successes and spectacular failures.
Dan Needles has brought to life a marvellously evocative rural community, populated by eccentric philosophers, wily survivors, rascals, cranks, and modest heroes.