Deserting to Canada Living Underground 1969-1973

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1960s & '70s

Allan Glass

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Leaving the US for Canada in 1969, I began living and working in a country that was opposed to the war in Vietnam. I had talked with immigration lawyers who told me that I had a 50/50 chance of being accepted as a landed immigrant. I decide to wait for official word from the Canadian government.



Short Summary

Entering Canada, without any working papers, I began working at jobs that paid cash. Starting a communal house in Vancouver, with people from Vancouver, Toronto, Michigan, and California. I left Vancouver for Vancouver Island, where I began a career in forestry while waiting for a decision.

The story ends with my getting "landed immigrant status", and spending 20 years in the forestry sector, logging, planting etc.


Vancouver, Vancouver Island, BC, Canada

Based on a True Story


Plot - Premise

Internal Journey/Rebirth

Plot - Other Elements

Philosophical Questions,Meaningful Message

Mature Audience Themes

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Main Character Details

Name: Allan Glass

Age: 22

Gender: Male

Role: Mentor

Key Traits: Adventurous,Confident,Decisive,Desperate,Honorable,Strong Moral Code,Outspoken,Funny

Additional Character Details

Name: Joan

Age: 20

Gender: Female

Role: Sidekick

Key Traits: Adventurous,Complex,Naive,Seductive

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Development Pitch

This sequel to "Losing My Country Keeping My Soul", shows the emotional, gut wrenching, decision making process, that one individual went through, during the Vietnam war. By leaving his country, friends and relatives to prove a point, which was that you can oppose a war by rejecting that countries military stance, and not become a cog in the war machine. Canada was against the war in Vietnam, and this story brings out the feelings and emotions of everyday Canadians, who helped me to endure 4 years of living underground, until the day I was accepted as a Canadian citizen.

About The Author

Target Audiences

Age: 18-34

Target Gender: Male Leaning

Group Specific

Publishing Details

Status: Yes: self-published

Publisher: author

Year Published: 2012

Hard Copy Available