Joe LaFlamme lived passion to the limit. In 1920 he settled in Gogama, in remote Northern Ontario, connecting to the wild animals of the boreal forest. Taming wolves turned him into a legend, his fame spreading throughout Canada and the United States. Yet he himself remained untamed and unstoppable. Imagine a strapping Canadian trapper raising timber wolves to draw his sleigh; mushing his wolf team in the heart of big cities like Montreal, Toronto, Boston, and even on Broadway in New York, even bringing his moose to ABC radio for an interview. Not only did Wolf Man Joe LaFlamme’s passion lead him to tempt fate by rubbing shoulders with wild beasts, he also de ed the law by bootlegging moonshine to make ends meet and spice up his life.
LaFlamme’s biographer, Suzanne F. Charron, has done extensive research to bring his story back to life and establish the Wolf Man in the canon of Canadian legends.
This is a second edition, with new introduction.