Far Out Isn't Far Enough: Life in the Back of Beyond, By Tomi Ungerer

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The Independent Culture

Tired of the hectic pace of 1970s New York, the acclaimed graphic designer Tomi Ungerer and his wife Yvonne relocated to an isolated peninsula in Nova Scotia, Canada.

This revised and expanded edition of his diary, first published in 1983, records the triumphs and calamities of the couple's life in the wilderness. Ungerer's descriptions are accompanied by more than 150 evocative drawings of their surroundings, the local flora and fauna, and the lives and deaths of their domestic flock.

The result is a vivid and unflinching impression of rural existence and a testament to a brave attempt at self-sufficiency.