Literary Nonfiction. Memoir. Travel Writing. Victoria film maker and writer Andrew Struthers borrows the language and visual layout of the Victorian travelogue to tell his own tale in AROUND THE WORLD ON MINIMUM WAGE. While the stories Struthers regales the reader with are hilarious, there is a larger purpose at work, as the author explores the tensions between Eastern and Western philosophy, and how these differences work themselves out in the person of a Scottish-born, Uganda/Prince George-raised, now established in Victoria artist.
Andrew Struthers was accused of being "a Canadian version of Hunter S. Thompson" (Vancouver Sun) on the merits of his most recent memoir, AROUND THE WORLD ON MINIMUM WAGE (New Star Books, 2014). His other books include THE SACRED HERB / THE DEVIL'S WEED (New Star Books, 2017), THE LAST VOYAGE OF THE LOCH RYAN (New Star Books, 2004) and The Green Shadow (1995). He is at least as well known as his films, which include The Magic Salmon, TigerBomb: A Symphony in Dynamite, and Spiders on Drugs.Author City: USA