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On Island : Life Among the Coast Dwellers (Paperback) (Pat Carney)

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In this collection of short stories, Pat Carney follows the rhythms of day-to-day life in coastal BC. Featuring a revolving cast of characters —the newly retired couple, the church warden, the musician, the small-town girl with big city dreams —Carney’s keen observations of the personalities and dramas of coastal life are instantly recognizable to readers who are familiar with life in a small community. With her narrative of dock fights, pet shows, family feuds, logging camps and the ever-present tension between islandersand property-owning “off-islanders,” Carney’s witty and perceptive voice describes how the islanders weather the storms of coastal life.

Carney writes evocatively of the magical landscape of the British Columbia coast, where she has lived and worked for five decades. At the same time, she addresses the less-idyllic moments that can also characterize coastal life: power outages, winter storms, isolation. On Island brings the West Coast landscape —human and natural —to life and gives islandersand mainland dwellers alike a taste of what it means to be “on island.”
Number of Pages: 292
Genre: Fiction + Literature Genres
Format: Paperback
Publisher: Pgw
Author: Pat Carney
Language: English
Street Date: May 16, 2017
TCIN: 51895260
UPC: 9781771512107
Item Number (DPCI): 248-36-8188
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