By Wayne Tefs
A snowfall in Winnipeg.
No one goes wherever … yet jail.
In the spring of 1966 Ken Leishman stepped onto the tarmac of the Winnipeg Airport and into the pages of Canadian heritage. by means of then, the mastermind at the back of the country’s biggest gold heist had already received Dillingeresque notoriety as a gentlemanly financial institution robber. Toronto headlines had unfold the inside track concerning the brazen and well mannered ‘Flying Bandit’. This time, he nearly acquired away. Almost.
In Bandit: A Portrait of Ken Leishman, Wayne Tefs imagines what occurred in the back of the headlines, intertwining the full-on motion of Leishman’s exploits with the tale of a sensible yet stricken child starting to be up in a small and stifling prairie city. As a married guy and father of 7, Leishman desires of greatness, and an exceptional existence for his relatives. while he plots the best caper in Canadian historical past, he's ridden with guilt over his failed delivers to head instantly. during this fictionalized model of a big real tale, readers might be hard-pressed to pass judgement on the lifetime of this Canadian people hero who dared to fly some distance out of bounds.
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