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Publisher:Goose Lane Editions, 2010
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Publisher:Goose Lane Editions, 2010Note: This book was purchased with support from the Government of Canada's Social Development Partnerships Program - Disability Component.
- Author: Choyce, LesleyContributor: Peart, NeilDate:Created2010Summary:
Winner, Dartmouth Book Award. Shortlisted, Atlantic Booksellers Choice Award. A small Canadian island declares its independence to the world and benign anarchy reigns. A god-like ocean deposits many a thing, yet it also takes away. The 1960s blaze off shore and draw the island's inhabitants into politics, the Vietnam War, and the peace movement. Sound impossible? Not on Whalebone Island, AKA the Republic of Nothing. Where else can a dead circus elephant, a long-dead Viking, the discovery of uranium, a raven-haired castaway who may be psychic, an anarchist turned politician, and refugees fleeing from the United States all be part of everyday life? Where else is eccentricity embraced with such open arms? In this new readers' guide edition, complete with an afterword by Neil Peart, Lesley Choyce's novel about resilience, independence, and anarchy comes alive, leading readers to discover once again that everything is nothing and nothing is everything.Genre:Sujets: Canadian fiction | Fiction | Canada | Youth | Nova Scotia | Children | Islands | Politicians | RefugeesOriginal Publisher: [Place of publication not identified], Goose Lane EditionsLanguage(s): EnglishISBN: 9780864925978, 0864925972Collection(s)/Series: Atlantic Canadian: Read Atlantic 2021