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| Spring | 2018 |


Leslie Hall Pinder, On Double Tracks

Leslie Hall Pinder, On Double Tracks (Toronto: Lester & Orpen Dennys Ltd., 1990)

[The assigned reading is an excerpt from the novel.]

Instructor's Note

Biographical Note-Leslie Hall Pinder: Pinder grew up in Saskatchewan and studied English at the University of Saskatchewan and Dalhousie University. After traveling in Europe, she moved to Vancouver and obtained her law degree at the University of British Columbia. She has been a lawyer in Vancouver since 1977. Pinder published her first novel, Under the House, in 1986. On Double Tracks, her second novel, was published in 1990. Pinder's latest novel, Bring Me One of Everything, was published in by Grey Swan Press in 2013. Pinder Interview: Talking About Her Book--Bring Me One of Everything [Pt2] [Pt3] [In Pt3 Pinder talks about her decision to become a lawyer]

Supplemental Reading

Pinder's on the Land Claims Trial Featured in Her Novel, On Double Tracks

The Carriers of No: After the Land Claims Trial

[Judge’s McEachern’s opinion, referred to in “The Carriers of No,” is reported as Delgamuukw v. British Columbia, 1991 A.C.W.S.J. 678491; 25 A.C.W.S. (3ed) 1012 (B.C. Supreme Court, 1991)]

[To accompany "The Carriers of No," read M.C. Bruce, "Singing in the Courtroom," in James R. Elkins (ed.), Lawyer Poets and That World We Call Law 127-128 (New York: Pleasure Boat Studio, 2013)]

To The Fourth Wall [31 Legal Stud. F. 1121 (2007)]

Pinder & Elkins

Pinder-Elkins Correspondence

Leslie Hall Pinder's Poetry

Bring Me One of Everything
["Bring Me One of Everything" is an astounding piece of writing. I highly recommend that you read it.]

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