The epic tale of an endangered Newfoundland community and the struggles of one man determined to resist its extinction. The scarcely populated town of Sweetland clings to the shore of a remote Canadian island. Its slow decline has finally reached a head, with the mainland government offering each islander a generous resettlement packagea the only stipulation being that everyone must leave. Fierce and enigmatic Moses Sweetland, whose ancestors founded the island, is determined to refuse. As one by one his neighbors relent, he recalls the townas rugged history and its eccentric cast of characters. For fans of The Shipping News, Michael Crummeyas prose conjures up the mythical, sublime world of Sweetlandas past amid a storm-battered landscape haunted by local lore. In a spare style that belies ahuge emotional depth and hearta (Celeste Ng, author of Everything I Never Told You), Crummey masterfully weaves together the past and present, creating in Sweetland a spectacular portrait of one manas battle to survive as his world vanishes around him.On occasion the dog did just that, carrying home bones it discovered up on the mash or dug out of someonea#39;s backyard garbage pile, and it lay ... aAll right there, Mr. Fox, a he said, and he gave the dog a flick with the back of his hand. ... It wasna#39;t oiled that he could tell, and there was no obvious injury to explain the doga#39;s luck.
|Title||:||Sweetland: A Novel|
|Publisher||:||W. W. Norton & Company - 2015-01-19|