Sylvanus Now

Sylvanus Now

Paperback - 2009
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The time is the 1950s, and the place is Canada's Atlantic coast at the edge of the great Newfoundland fishing banks. Sylvanus Now is a young fisherman of great charm and strength. 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 of refuge from her own troubled family leads her to Sylvanus and life in the neighbouring outport.

Set against the love story of Addie and Sylvanus is the sea, the Great Mother that is on the cusp of cataclysmic change. Caught between his desire to please his wife and his strongly independent nature, Sylvanus must decide what path his future will take.

Publisher: Toronto :, Penguin Canada,, 2009
Copyright Date: ©2005
ISBN: 9780143170327
Branch Call Number: FIC MOR
Characteristics: 334 pages ; 21 cm


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Jun 02, 2010

Down Hill chance is still my avourite of Donna Morrisey's books and Kit's Law is wondeful too. Her last book was very differnt and took the story outside of Newfoundland. I was as lost as the characters.

Apr 24, 2010

Moving, poetic, insightful, great local colour on universal themes, a very good read.

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