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Fiction: Literary
Unabridged   9.25 hour(s)
Publication date: 01/12/2015

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Audio CD ISBN:9781622316526
Digital Download ISBN:9781622316533


The epic tale of an endangered Newfoundland community and the struggles of one man determined to resist its extinction.

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Product Description

The scarcely populated town of Sweetland rests on the shore of a remote Canadian island. Its slow decline finally reaches a head when the mainland government offers each islander a generous resettlement package?the sole stipulation being that everyone must leave. Fierce and enigmatic Moses Sweetland, whose ancestors founded the village, is the only one to refuse. As he watches his neighbors abandon the island, he recalls the town?s rugged history and its eccentric cast of characters. Evoking The Shipping News, Michael Crummey?one of Canada?s finest novelists?conjures up the mythical, sublime world of Sweetland?s past amid a stormbattered landscape haunted by local lore. As in his critically acclaimed novel Galore, Crummey masterfully weaves together past and present, creating in Sweetland a spectacular portrait of one man?s battle to survive as his environment vanishes around him.


“Narrated beautifully by John Lee, who does an impressive job creating distinct voices for all the characters, most notably Moses Sweetland.”
      —Library Journal [April 1, 2015]

Author Bio

Michael Crummey is a poet and storyteller and the author of several critically acclaimed novels. His most recent book, Galore, won the Commonwealth Prize for Canada. He lives in St. John?s, Newfoundland.