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Island: The Complete Stories

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Publisher Comments:

The sixteen exquisitely crafted stories in Island prove Alistair MacLeod to be a master. Quietly, precisely,

He has created a body of work that is among the greatest to appear in English in the last fifty years.

A book-besotted patriarch releases his only son from the obligations of the sea. A father provokes his young son to violence when he reluctantly sells the family horse. A passionate girl who grows up on a nearly deserted island turns into an ever-wistful woman when her one true love is felled by a logging accident. A dying young man listens to his grandmother play the old Gaelic songs on her ancient violin as they both fend off the inevitable. The events that propel MacLeod's stories convince us of the importance of tradition, the beauty of the landscape, and the necessity of memory.

About the Author

Alistair MacLeod lives in Windsor, Ontario, and Cape Breton, Nova Scotia.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780375713040
Subtitle:
The Complete Stories
Author:
MacLeod, Alistair
Author:
MacLeod, Alistair
Publisher:
Vintage
Location:
New York
Subject:
Literary
Subject:
Canada
Subject:
Short Stories (single author)
Subject:
Scots
Subject:
Cape Breton Island
Subject:
Cape breton island (n.s.)
Subject:
Scots -- Canada.
Subject:
Literature-A to Z
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Trade paper
Series:
Vintage International
Series Volume:
TR-00-11
Publication Date:
20020312
Binding:
Paperback
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Pages:
448
Dimensions:
7.98x5.20x.95 in. .70 lbs.

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