In 1923 Emily Carr went to a Victoria Pet Store and bought a young Javanese macaque. For the next fteen years, the monkey, named Woo, formed a bond with Carr that proved crucial to her artistic legacy. Using Carr’s own writings, newspaper accounts, memoirs and archives, the author will reconstruct the fascinating story of Woo.
Grant specializes in biographies of extraordinary people. His recent biography of Woo was published by Douglas & McIntyre; Grant lives in Victoria with his dog Freddie and partner Rudi.