About the Book
Jonathan and Braden, an Asian gay immigrant and a straight white Canadian, set out on a road-trip across 7000 kilometers of the Trans-Canada highway from Vancouver to Halifax.
Will they survive a bear encounter in the wilderness, a class-five twister, a historic flood, and Thunder Bay? Can their friendship endure political correctness, gender identity, and an unresolved mutual man-crush? Through the stories of everyday Canadians: an aging prairie cowboy, a black trans-woman, a First Nations single mother, a gay Conservative, an evangelical Asian refugee, and an Acadian descendent; Jonathan and Braden each struggled to come to terms with their love, loss, redemption, and moving on.
Ultimately, True North is a love letter to Canada. It’s an intimate exploration of the stunning Canadian landscapes, of her triumphs and tragedies through history, and of her radical embracing of diversity; all through the eyes of an outsider. It’s a coming-of-age story about attractions, belonging, and friendships that transcend class, racial bias, and sexual orientation.
(Not recommended for readers under the age of eighteen and Republicans)
Full colored with accompanied Photography
I'm a professional photographer, a globetrotter, and an entrepreneur based in Calgary, Alberta, Canada. I'm just someone who simply loves story-telling and narration through photography and writing. My writing and photographs are often simplistic, stripped down, yet colorful, sometimes messy, sometimes sentimental. They are like life itself. I am located in Calgary, Alberta, Canada but I'm always ready to travel and ready to see with an open heart and open eyes. I have been to 17 countries, 3 continents, and I'm looking to travel even more.