The Innocents

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(336 Pages)
Product Number: LP5082
Released: 01 Nov, 2020
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ISBN: #9781004015450
Publisher: W F Howes
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People Magazine Book of the Week From prizewinning author Michael Crummey comes a spellbinding story of survival in which a brother and sister confront the limits of human endurance and their own capacity for loyalty and forgiveness. A brother and sister are orphaned in an isolated cove on Newfoundland's northern coastline. Their home is a stretch of rocky shore governed by the feral ocean, by a relentless pendulum of abundance and murderous scarcity. Still children with only the barest notion of the outside world, they have nothing but the family's boat and the little knowledge passed on haphazardly by their mother and father to keep them. Muddling though the severe round of the seasons, through years of meagre catches and storms and ravaging illness, it is their fierce loyalty to each other that motivates and sustains them. But as seasons pass and they wade deeper into the mystery of their own natures, even that loyalty will be tested. The Innocents is richly imagined and compulsively readable, a riveting story of hardship and survival, and an unflinching exploration of the bond between brother and sister. By turns electrifying and heartbreaking, it is a testament to the bounty and barbarity of the world, to the wonders and strangeness of our individual selves. "Extraordinary." WALL STREET JOURNAL "Gripping." EMMA DONOGHUE "Dazzling." SMITH HENDERSON "Fantastic." KEVIN POWERS "Brilliant." RON RASH

Author(s): Michael Crummey
Original Publish Date: 01 Nov, 2020

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Author(s): Michael Crummey
Narrator(s): Mary Lewis
Product Number CX6826
Released: 01 Mar, 2021
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Publisher: W F Howes
ISBN: #9781004029389
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Author(s): Michael Crummey
Narrator(s): Mary Lewis
Product Number TCM4188
Released: 01 Mar, 2021
Business Term: Multiuse 100 Circ
Publisher: W F Howes
ISBN: #9781004029402
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Author(s): Michael Crummey
Narrator(s): Mary Lewis
Product Number MPCD5534
Released: 01 Mar, 2021
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Publisher: W F Howes
ISBN: #9781004029396
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Author(s): Michael Crummey
Genre: Literature
Product Number WEB387131
Released: 20 Aug, 2020
Business Term: Multiuse 75 Circ
Publisher: No Exit Press
ISBN: #9780857304278

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