“Ask anyone what they love most about Windsor, and they seem always to tell you it’s the people, the family and friends webbed around each of us. True. But for me the town is also, and perhaps mainly, the larger-than-life characters who ghost around in my imagination and my memory: rumrunners and prize fighters and elegant old ladies and one-eyed thugs and earnest well-meaning politicians and hucksters and hookers and crusty old editors.
Many of them I remember meeting.
Some of them I actually met.”
—from The River
The River is Paul Vasey’s tribute to a place he discovered by accident and loved over a lifetime. Chatty, anecdotal, personal and passionate, by one of Windsor’s most celebrated reporters and radio hosts, this meandering memoir winds its way around a river town whose sights and characters may never be fully charted: a Windsor that fired a reporter’s imagination, stole his heart, and eventually became the place he calls home.
Praise for The River: A Memoir of Life in the Border Cities
“Wonderful windsor memoir!”—Margaret Atwood
“The book is a memoir, but with a few fictional characters … we Windsorites are fortunate to be chronicled by a master storyteller who can find the truth in documenting both.”—The Windsor Star