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The Republic of Nothing

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  • Author: Choyce, Lesley
    Contributor: Peart, Neil
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    2010
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    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.

    Original Publisher: [Place of publication not identified], Goose Lane Editions
    Language(s): English
    ISBN: 9780864925978, 0864925972