In prose that captures the rhythms of Newfoundland speech, Dawn Rae Downton does not so much tell as recreate the story of her motherís family in Seldom, a tiny fishing village so remote it was accessible only by boat or floatplane, and then only in summer. Here, people were used to hardship and tragedy. They were accustomed to the demands of the capricious sea. But in the home of skipper Sid Wiseman, during the long months he was stranded on land, his children knew a different fury. From a kaleidoscope of intimate, revealing incidents, Downton crafts a powerful narrative of a family too proud, of one manís demons and one womanís indomitable love, and the secrets and lies that both protected the familyís reputation and blighted their lives.
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Published January 1, 2002
by McClelland & Stewart.
Biographies & Memoirs, Parenting & Relationships, History, Literature & Fiction.