FRID, Alejandro

Author Tags: Environment

Addressing his three-year-old daughter Twylla Bella, Alejandro Frid of Bowen Island tells her he has "jettisoned my gigantic cynicism, at least most of it for most of the time, and focused on the positive and the doable” in order to write A World for My Daughter: An Ecologist's Search for Optimism (Caitlin $24.95), his compendium of person experiences as a wildlife researcher in Alaska, Chile and central British Columbia, as well has his involvements in environmental protests and rallies in Vancouver. Now an ecologist for First Nations on the central B.C. Coast, Dr. Frid was born and raised in Mexico City and has lived most of his adult life in B.C. He has been arrested twice for civil disobedience against fossil fuel companies. In this first book, originally self-published with a limited print run as Storms and Stillness (2014) and since re-edited, he focuses on grounds for optimism. In 2015 he appeared at both the Vancouver Writers Festival in October and the Jewish Book Festival in Vancouver in November. 978-1-927575-96-3

[BCBW 2015]