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Book: Island: The Collected Stories of Alistair MacLeod

Island: The Collected Stories of Alistair MacLeod

By Alistair MacLeod
Published in 2001 by McClelland and Stewart
Originally published in 1989
Rating: 4 / 5

Description:

These sixteen superbly crafted stories, most of them firmly based in Cape Breton even if its people stray elsewhere, depict men and women living out their lives against the haunting landscape that surrounds them. Focusing on the complexities and abiding mysteries at the heart of human relationships, MacLeod maps the close bonds and impassable chasms that lie between man and woman, parent and child, and invokes memory and myth to celebrate the continuity of the generations, even in the midst of unremitting change. Eloquent, humane, powerful, and told in a voice at once elegiac and life-affirming, the stories in this astonishing collection seize us from the outset and remain with us long after the final page.

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