John Steffler The Grey Islands

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Since its first publication in 1985, The Grey Islands has become a classic of Canadian wilderness writing to set beside the works of Thoreau, Annie Dillard and Aldo Leopold. Using a broad range of forms and styles - lyric, anecdote, field notes, documents and pseudo-documents, ghost story, tall tale - Steffler relates the story of one man's pilgrimage to a remote island of Newfoundland's northern peninsula. Often comic, and always deeply passionate and sensuous, The Grey Islands tells of the sharpening of perceptions whetted by solitude, wind and rock, and of the pilgrim's people - living and dead - who have striven to exist under its harsh regime. As in his other books, like That Night We Were Ravenous or his acclaimed novel The Afterlife of George Cartwright, Steffler's writing delivers the bite of raw experience and embraces existence at the edge in all its terror and beauty.

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John Steffler was born in Ontario in 1947. His other books of poetry are An Explanation of Yellow (1981), The Wreckage of Play (1988), and That Night We Were Ravenous (1998). He has also written a children's book, Flights of Magic (1987), and a novel, The Afterlife of George Cartwright, which won the Smithbooks/Books in Canada first novel award and the Thomas Raddall Award, and was shortlisted for the Governor General's Award and the Commonwealth Prize for Best First Book.

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Poet John Steffler crafted this novel from a series of narrative poems that related his experiences in Newfoundland. The work is delivered by the author, along with a selection of expert narrators including Frank Holden, Janis Spence, and Darryl Hopkins. The readings are precise and captivating, each offering a slightly different perspective on StefflerÕs work. The mix of narration mingles nicely with background sounds such as seagullsÕ caws along the coastline and the endless clattering of cup and saucer in a roadside diner. These help to set the time and place and create a memorable experience for listeners. L.B. © AudioFile 2008, Portland, Maine-- Copyright © AudioFile, Portland, Maine

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