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Amazon.com Product Description (ISBN 0143014250, Paperback)"Breathtakingly beautiful."—Alistair MacLeod On Canada's Atlantic coast at the edge of the great Newfoundland fishing banks of the 1950s, Sylvanus Now is a handsome and willful fisherman. His youthful desires are simple: he wants a suit to lure a girl—the fine-boned beauty Adelaide—and he knows exactly how much fish he has to catch to pay for it. Adelaide, however, has other dreams. She longs to escape the sea, the fish, and the stultifying community, but her need for refuge from her own troubled family leads her to Sylvanus and life in the neighboring port.
Through this story of love, loss, and facing the inevitabilities of life in a floundering community, the sea is a potent presence, modernization ravaging its shores and bringing it to the cusp of cataclysmic change. Ultimately, Sylvanus Now is a story of redemption against all odds "in a world vanished, but brought vividly back to life in Morrissey's caring hands" (Quill and Quire).
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"On the coast of the great, 1950s Newfoundland fishing banks, Sylvanus Now is a rugged fisherman who treasures the traditions of his small village and his time alone with the vast sea. Yet when he sees Adelaide, a fiery, proud beauty from a neighboring outport, he is mesmerized and steadily pursues her. Adelaide, meanwhile, dreams of traveling across the seas and becoming a missionary, but she is more eager to escape her squealing young brothers and sisters. She soon marries Sylvanus, and the mismatched couple is forced to face one of the great environmental catastrophes of our time: the collapse of the largest fishing grounds on earth."--BOOK JACKET.
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