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Galore - Michael Crummey
Galore
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Winner of the Commonwealth Writers’ Prize for Best Book, Caribbean & Canada and the Canadian Authors Association Literary Award; Finalist for the Governor General’s Literary Award for Fiction, the Thomas Head Raddall Atlantic Book Award, and the Winterset AwardWhen a whale beaches itself on the... show more
Winner of the Commonwealth Writers’ Prize for Best Book, Caribbean & Canada and the Canadian Authors Association Literary Award; Finalist for the Governor General’s Literary Award for Fiction, the Thomas Head Raddall Atlantic Book Award, and the Winterset AwardWhen a whale beaches itself on the shore of the remote coastal town of Paradise Deep, the last thing any of the townspeople expect to find inside it is a man, silent and reeking of fish, but remarkably alive. The discovery of this mysterious person, soon christened Judah, sets the town scrambling for answers as its most prominent citizens weigh in on whether he is man or beast, blessing or curse, miracle or demon. Though Judah is a shocking addition, the town of Paradise Deep is already full of unusual characters. King-me Sellers, self-appointed patriarch, has it in for an inscrutable woman known only as Devine’s Widow, with whom he has a decades-old feud. Her granddaughter, Mary Tryphena, is just a child when Judah washes ashore, but finds herself tied to him all her life in ways she never expects. Galore is the story of the saga that develops between these families, full of bitterness and love, spanning two centuries.   With Paradise Deep, award-winning novelist Michael Crummey imagines a realm where the line between the everyday and the otherworldly is impossible to discern. Sprawling and intimate, stark and fantastical, Galore is a novel about the power of stories to shape and sustain us.
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Format: paperback
ISBN: 9781590514344 (1590514343)
ASIN: 1590514343
Publisher: Other Press
Pages no: 338
Edition language: English
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LAUREN B. DAVIS
LAUREN B. DAVIS rated it
4.0 Galore
I don't know how I can say this any more clearly: BUY THIS BOOK!Michael Crummey who is a friend and a writer I admire, I'll admit that off the bat, has done a remarkable job with this book. Galore is a book inspired by the mythology of Newfoundland. I'm going to quote from the Globe and Mail review ...
LAUREN B. DAVIS
LAUREN B. DAVIS rated it
4.0 Galore
I don't know how I can say this any more clearly: BUY THIS BOOK!Michael Crummey who is a friend and a writer I admire, I'll admit that off the bat, has done a remarkable job with this book. Galore is a book inspired by the mythology of Newfoundland. I'm going to quote from the Globe and Mail review ...
The Reading Jackalope
The Reading Jackalope rated it
3.0 Galore
A magical realism story of Newfoundland that follows the exploits of two families and how they interconnect and the trials that follow them through the years. It's darkly funny at times and for the most part I enjoyed it. The people were well drawn and very vivid, for all that you go through about ...
Story Driven
Story Driven rated it
3.0 Galore
This book was interesting but I think I have recently read to many tragic Irish stories so I didn't really enjoy the book very much. It was predictable in the sense that I knew heartbreak, infidelity, and dysfunctional families would prevail in the story; they did. Although this was set in Newfoun...
melpomene
melpomene rated it
5.0 Galore
I was at first very nervous about reading this book at first because all I knew about it was that it had been compared to One Hundred Years of Solitude, which is one of only a small handful of books I’ve never been able to force myself to finish. I was very pleasantly surprised, because I absolutely...
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