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Island: Collected Stories - Alistair MacLeod
Island: Collected Stories
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Set against the unforgiving landscape of Cape Breton, Nova Scotia, these stories are all concerned with the complexities and mysteries of the human heart. Steeped in memory and myth and washed in the brine and blood of the long battle with the land and the sea, they celebrate a passionate... show more
Set against the unforgiving landscape of Cape Breton, Nova Scotia, these stories are all concerned with the complexities and mysteries of the human heart. Steeped in memory and myth and washed in the brine and blood of the long battle with the land and the sea, they celebrate a passionate engagement with the natural world and a continuity of the generations in the face of transition - in the face of love and loss.
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Format: paperback
ISBN: 9780099422327 (0099422328)
Publisher: Vintage
Pages no: 448
Edition language: English
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LAUREN B. DAVIS
LAUREN B. DAVIS rated it
5.0 Island
Alistair MacLeod, the Cape Breton, Nova Scotia writer who won the IMPAC award for the splendid book, NO GREAT MISCHIEF, is perhaps best known, at least in Canada, for his short stories. MacLeod has been called the bard of Cape Breton, where he was raised and where each of the sixteen stories in thi...
My sodding goodreads replacement (maybe)
My sodding goodreads replacement (maybe) rated it
3.0
While I appreciate MacLeod's often beautiful writing, I can't say I enjoy reading his bleak, depressing stories. It's a good winter book though, when you're in the mood for something downbeat.
Reflections
Reflections rated it
3.0 Island
Beautifully written short stories set in Nova Scotia.
The Drift Of Things
The Drift Of Things rated it
4.0
YOWZA, this guy can write! Holy prose, Batman! 4.5 stars for this beauty of a book.This is a collection of sixteen stories, published between 1968 and 1999. All of the stories take place on or near the author's native Cape Breton, Nova Scotia. He writes with such a quiet beauty about the local pe...
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