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Sweetland

  • Couverture cartonnée
  • 320 Nombre de pages
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An unforgettable novel, by turns darkly comic and heartbreakingly sad, Sweetland is a deeply suspenseful story about one man'... Lire la suite
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An unforgettable novel, by turns darkly comic and heartbreakingly sad, Sweetland is a deeply suspenseful story about one man's struggles against the forces of nature and the ruins of memory, from the award-winning author of Galore.

For twelve generations, the inhabitants of a remote island in Newfoundland have lived and died together. Now, in the second decade of the 21st century, they are facing resettlement. They have each been offered a generous compensation package to leave the island for good. Theres just one proviso: everyone must go. Gradually, all of the residents surrender to the inevitable. All of the residents, that is, but one: old Moses Sweetland. Motivated in part by a sense of history and belonging, and concerned that his somewhat eccentric great-nephew will wilt on the mainland, Moses resists the coercion of family and friends in order to hold onto the only place hes ever called home. As his options dwindle, Moses Sweetland concocts a scheme to remain the islands only living resident. Cut off from the outside world, with the food supply diminishing and weather shredding away the last evidence of human habitation, Sweetland finds himself, finally, in the company of ghosts . . . Written with incomparable emotional power and depth, Sweetland is a story about loyalty and courage, about the human will to persist even when all hope seems lost.

Auteur

Michael Crummey is an award-winning author of memoir, poetry, short stories, and three previous novels. His third novel Galore won the Commonwealth Writers' Prize (Canada and the Caribbean) and was a finalist for the Governor General's Literary Award. He lives in St. John's, Newfoundland.

Informations sur le produit

Titre: Sweetland
Sous-titre: Corsair
Auteur:
Code EAN: 9781472115867
ISBN: 978-1-4721-1586-7
Format: Couverture cartonnée
Editeur: Little, Brown and Company
Genre: Romans et récits
nombre de pages: 320
Poids: g
Taille: H198mm x B198mm x T126mm
Année: 2016

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