Hard Light

by Michael Crummey


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Shortlisted for the 1999 Milton Acorn Memorial People’s Poetry Prize

In Hard Light Michael Crummey retells and reinvents his father’s stories of outport Newfoundland and the Labrador fishery of a half century ago. Speaking through generations of storytellers, he conjures a world of hard toil and heavy weather, shot through with stoicism, grim humour, endurance, and love. This is writing that is supple and charged with intensity, language that vivifies — electrifies — whoever and whatever it describes.

“Michael Crummey’s lucid, dexterous writing shies away from nothing, gives us the concrete particulars of daily life, the burials and butcheries, the night-time thoughts. He knows this world from the inside.” – John Steffler

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Michael Crummey is an internationally celebrated novelist and poet; he has published nine books of poetry and fiction. Galore won the Canadian Authors Association’s Fiction Award, the Commonwealth Prize (Canada and Caribbean Region), and was short-listed for the International IMPAC Dublin Award and the Governor General’s Award. Sweetland was a national bestseller and a finalist…

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  • ISBN: 0919626955
  • ISBN-13: 9780919626959
  • Pages: 128
  • Year: 1998
  • Dimensions 5.5 x 8.75 x 0.31 in
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  • Cover Art:

    'Splitting Table' by David Blackwood, 1997

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