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    Island: Collected Stories

    By: Alistair Macleod

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    ISBN
    9780099422327
    Date Released
    Binding
    Paperback
    Pages
    464
    Dimensions
    128 x 194mm

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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.
    ISBN:
    9780099422327
    Publication Date:
    01 / 10 / 2002
    Pages:
    464
    Dimensions:
    128 x 194mm

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