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The Colony of Unrequited Dreams by  Wayne Johnston - Signed First Edition - 1998 - from Ken Jackson (SKU: 263565)

The Colony of Unrequited Dreams

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The Colony of Unrequited Dreams

by Johnston, Wayne

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ISBN 10
0676971822
ISBN 13
9780676971828
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Toronto: Alfred A. Knopf Canada., 1998 First edition hardcover in dust jacket. Signed by Mr. Johnston on the title page. Shortlisted for the Governor General's Award and the Giller Prize. Fine/Fine.

Synopsis

A mystery and a love story spanning five decades, The Colony of Unrequited Dreams is an epic portrait of passion and ambition, set against the beautiful, brutal landscape of Newfoundland. In this widely acclaimed novel, Johnston has created two of the most memorable characters in recent fiction: Joey Smallwood, who claws his way up from poverty to become New Foundland's first premier; and Sheilagh Fielding, who renounces her father's wealth to become a popular columnist and writer, a gifted satirist who casts a haunting shadow on Smallwood's life and career.The two meet as children at school and grow to realize that their lives are irreversibly intertwined, bound together by a secret they don't know they share. Smallwood, always on the make, torn between love of country and fear of failure, is as reluctant to trust the private truths of his heart as his rival and savior, Fielding--brilliant, hard-drinking, and unconventionally sexy. Their story ranges from small-town Newfoundland to New York City, from the harrowing ice floes of the seal hunt to the lavish drawing rooms of colonial governors, and combines erudition, comedy, and unflagging narrative brio in a manner reminiscent of John Irving and Charles Dickens. A tragicomic elegy for the "colony of unrequited dreams" that is Newfoundland, Wayne Johnston's masterful tribute to a people and a place establishes him as a novelist who is as profound as he is funny, with an impeccable sense of the intersection WHERE private lives and history collide.From the Trade Paperback edition.

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Bookseller
Ken Jackson CA (CA)
Bookseller's Inventory #
263565
Title
The Colony of Unrequited Dreams
Author
Johnston, Wayne
Format/binding
Hardcover
Book condition
New New
Jacket condition
New
Quantity-available
1
Edition
1st Edition.
Binding
Hardcover
ISBN 10
0676971822
ISBN 13
9780676971828
Publisher
Alfred A. Knopf Canada.
Place of Publication
Toronto
Date Published
1998
Keywords
CANADIAN LITERATURE|BW8-4. FOUR COPIES. BW5-10

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