HARD LIGHT.

Crummey, Michael.

ISBN 10: 0919626955 / ISBN 13: 9780919626959
Published by London, Ontario, Canada: Brick Books, (1998)
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SIGNED first edition - First printing, a trade paperback. Canadian author's second book (his first won the Bronwen Wallace Award for Poetry), a retelling in poems and short prose pieces of his father's stories of outpost Newfoundland and the Labrador fishery half a century ago. SIGNED on the title page. Illustrated with vintage photographs. 128 pp. Fine in glossy illustrated wrappers. Bookseller Inventory # 61125

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Title: HARD LIGHT.

Publisher: London, Ontario, Canada: Brick Books, (1998)

Binding: Soft cover

Signed: Signed by Author(s)

Edition: 1st Edition

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In Hard Light, Michael Crummey retells and reinvents his father's stories of outport Newfoundland and the Labrador fishery of a half century ago. Speaking through generations of storytellers, he conjures a world of hard toil and heavy weather, shot through with stoicism, grim humour, endurance, and love. This is writing that is supple and charged with intensity, language that vivifies --- electrifies --- whoever and whatever it describes.

"Michael Crummey's lucid, dexterous writing shies away from nothing, gives us the concrete particulars of daily life, the burials and butcheries, the night-time thoughts. He knows this world from the inside." -- John Steffler

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Michael Crummey was born in Buchans, Newfoundland ("as far from the salt water as you can get and still be in Newfoundland") and raised there and in Wabush, Labrador. In 1994 he was the first winner of the Bronwen Wallace Award for Poetry. His poetry has appeared in a wide range of magazines and anthologies. He lives in Kingston, Ontario.

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