Roy & Me
148 pages, 5 x 7
Release Date:01 Oct 2010

Roy & Me

A Memoir and Then Some

Athabasca University Press

Maurice Yacowar challenges genre and form in Roy & Me,a cross between memoir and fiction, truth and distortion. It is theexploration of Yacowar’s relationship with Roy Farran –soldier, politician, author, mentor – and his conflict withFarran’s anti-Semitic past.

Best known for his service with the Special Air Service during WorldWar II, Roy Farran served as a politician in the Legislative Assemblyof Alberta for Premier Peter Lougheed. During his time as a soldier,Farran allegedly kidnapped and murdered a sixteen-year-old member ofthe Lehi group.

Roy & Me is a memoir that edges toward fiction byventuring into Farran’s thoughts, based on his writings andYacowar’s imagination.
Maurice Yacowar is a professor emeritus in theDepartment of English at the University of Calgary. He also taughtat Brock University, where he helped establish Canada’s firstfilm studies program.

Preface        xi

Roy andMe      3

Notes         119

Works by Roy Farran   125

About theAuthor    127

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