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Atlantica: Stories from the Maritimes and Newfoundland
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Amazon.com Product Description (ISBN 0864923090, Paperback)The world has taken notice. From Alistair MacLeods recent IMPAC literary award, through movies based on the work of David Adams Richards and Sheldon Currie, to the epic television series based on the work of Bernice Morgan, the international community has soundly acknowledged the critical and commercial success of Atlantic writers. Atlantica is the first major anthology of Atlantic fiction since Best Maritime Short Stories was published in 1988 and showcases stories by some of Canadas most exciting authors — established, newly popular, and emerging. Given the regional penchant for storytelling, its not surprising that the Maritimes and Newfoundland produce a continuous stream of spellbinding writers. Among the stories in Atlantica are Anne Simpsons Journey Prize-winning Dreaming Snow,” Carol Bruneaus The Tarot Reader,” Batter My Heart” by Lynn Coady, Bernice Morgans Poems in a Cold Climate” The Train Family” by Joan Clark, Missing Notes” by David Helwig, The Party” by Herb Curtis and Clearances” by Alistair MacLeod. Readers from away” will recognize Sheldon Curries hilariously gothic tale The Glace Bay Miners Museum” as the basis of Helena Bonham Carters acclaimed movie Margarets Museum. Some stories have been excerpted from novels, including David Adams Richardss The Bay of Love and Sorrows, Wayne Johnstons The Colony of Unrequited Dreams, John Stefflers The Afterlife of George Cartwright, and Donna Morrisseys Kits Law. Remarkably diverse in age, style, and cultural identity, the writers in this anthology raise a common voice that defines Atlantic Canada. Each with an individual approach to language and writing, they offer a collective view of the east, conscious of tradition but not confined by it. By turns funny, poignant and pensive, the stories in Atlantica firmly place eastern Canadian culture on the world map of literature.
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