The Resource The colony of unrequited dreams, Wayne Johnston

The colony of unrequited dreams, Wayne Johnston

Label
The colony of unrequited dreams
Title
The colony of unrequited dreams
Statement of responsibility
Wayne Johnston
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
A mystery and a love story spanning five decades, The Colony of Unrequited Dreams is an epic portrait of passion and ambition, set against the beautiful, brutal landscape of Newfoundland. In this widely acclaimed novel, Johnston has created two of the most memorable characters in recent fiction: Joey Smallwood, who claws his way up from poverty to become New Foundland's first premier; and Sheilagh Fielding, who renounces her father's wealth to become a popular columnist and writer, a gifted satirist who casts a haunting shadow on Smallwood's life and career. The two meet as children at school and grow to realize that their lives are irreversibly intertwined, bound together by a secret they don't know they share. Smallwood, always on the make, torn between love of country and fear of failure, is as reluctant to trust the private truths of his heart as his rival and savior, Fielding--brilliant, hard-drinking, and unconventionally sexy. Their story ranges from small-town Newfoundland to New York City, from the harrowing ice floes of the seal hunt to the lavish drawing rooms of colonial governors, and combines erudition, comedy, and unflagging narrative brio in a manner reminiscent of John Irving and Charles Dickens. A tragicomic elegy for the "colony of unrequited dreams" that is Newfoundland, Wayne Johnston's masterful tribute to a people and a place establishes him as a novelist who is as profound as he is funny, with an impeccable sense of the intersection where private lives and history collide. From the Trade Paperback edition
Cataloging source
TEFOD
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Johnston, Wayne
Dewey number
813/.54
Illustrations
maps
Index
no index present
Literary form
fiction
Nature of contents
dictionaries
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Smallwood, Joseph R
  • Newfoundland and Labrador
Label
The colony of unrequited dreams, Wayne Johnston
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Publication
Copyright
Note
  • OverDrive eBook
  • Electronic resource
Antecedent source
unknown
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
unknown
Edition
First Anchor books edition.
Extent
1 online resource (562 pages)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780307567284
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other physical details
map
Publisher number
EB00148474
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
Stock number
EBC62BBE-F3D3-4B40-B7F2-D59C8AAA2CB2
System control number
  • (OCoLC)669165291
  • ocn669165291
Label
The colony of unrequited dreams, Wayne Johnston
Link
Publication
Copyright
Note
  • OverDrive eBook
  • Electronic resource
Antecedent source
unknown
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
unknown
Edition
First Anchor books edition.
Extent
1 online resource (562 pages)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780307567284
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other physical details
map
Publisher number
EB00148474
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
Stock number
EBC62BBE-F3D3-4B40-B7F2-D59C8AAA2CB2
System control number
  • (OCoLC)669165291
  • ocn669165291

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