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The Danger Tree: Memory, War, and the Search for a Family's Past

MacFarlane, David

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ISBN 10: 0921912048 / ISBN 13: 9780921912040
Published by Macfarlane Walter & Ross, Waldcourt, Oregon, U.S.A., 1991
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Title: The Danger Tree: Memory, War, and the Search...

Publisher: Macfarlane Walter & Ross, Waldcourt, Oregon, U.S.A.

Publication Date: 1991

Binding: Hard Cover

Book Condition:Very Good

Dust Jacket Condition: Very Good

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"About the best prose to ever come out of this country, for my money." —ALICE MUNRO

THE DANGER TREE was met with enormous acclaim when it was first published, garnering rave reviews from critics and readers alike. Now in a new edition featuring an introduction by Giller Prize–nominated author Lisa Moore, David Macfarlane’s memoir tells the story of his mother’s family, the Goodyears of Newfoundland. Weaving together the major events of the twentieth century in Newfoundland—the tuberculosis epidemic, the great seal-hunt disaster, the Confederation debate, and the First World War—the memoir brings to life this storied region with wit, insight, and deep affection. Featuring a multi-generational cast of larger-than-life characters, THE DANGER TREE is brilliant, funny, and profoundly moving, a modern classic about family, history, and the stories we tell.

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Emulating the circuitous tales told by his mother's relatives, the Goodyears of Newfoundland, David Macfalane weaves the major events of the island's twentieth century--the ravages of tuberculosis; the great seal-hunt disaster; the bitter Confederation debate, and above all, the First World War--into his own tale of the ill-starred fortunes of his family. He brings to life a multi-generational cast of characters who are as colourful as only Newfoundlanders can be. With humour, insight, and genuine love for those heroes and charlatans, pirates and dreamers, he explores the meaning of family and the consequences of forgotten history.

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