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Island

Island

These short stories are set against the unforgiving landscape of Cape Breton, Nova Scotia. They are all concerned with the complexities and mysteries of the human heart, the unbreakable bonds between man and woman, parent and child.
Our Price: €11.89
ISBN/EAN9780099422327
Availability10 – 99 copies in stock
Publisher: Vintage Publishing
Pub. Date: September 5 2002
Author: MacLeod, Alistair
Format: Paperback
Pages:448
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These slow, beautiful stories - resolute and resonant - are small masterpieces: apparently simple but actually crafted with enormous skill and precision. Set against the unforgiving landscape of Cape Breton, Nova Scotia, they are all concerned with the complexities and mysteries of the human heart, the unbreakable bonds and unbridgeable chasms between man and woman, parent and child. Steeped in memory and myth and washed in the brine and blood of the long battle with the land and the sea, these stories 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. As John McGahern says in his eloquent foreword: 'the work has a largeness, of feeling, of intellect, of vision, a great openness and generosity, even an old-fashioned courtliness. The stories stand securely outside of fashion while reflecting deep change'. Bringing together all Alistair MacLeod's short fiction, and including two previously uncollected stories, Island represents the great achievement of one of the world's finest storytellers.
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