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Galore

by Michael Crummey

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list price: $32.95
edition:Hardcover
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category: Fiction
published: Aug 2009
ISBN:9780385663144
publisher: Doubleday Canada
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Sprawling and intimate, stark and fantastical, Galore is a novel about the power of stories to shape and sustain us. This is Michael Crummey’s most ambitious and accomplished work to date.

An intricate family saga and love story spanning two centuries, Galore is a portrait of the improbable medieval world that was rural Newfoundland, a place almost too harrowing and extravagant to be real. Remote and isolated, exposed to savage extremes of climate and fate, the people of Paradise Deep persist in a realm where the line between the everyday and the otherworldly is impossible to distinguish.

Propelled by the disputes and alliances, grievances and trade-offs that bind the Sellers and Devine families through generations, Galore is alive with singular characters, and an uncommon insight into the complexities of human nature.

About the Author
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 Literary Award. Sweetland was a national bestseller and a finalist for the Governor General’s Literary Award in 2014. His most recent poetry collection is Under the Keel (Anansi, 2013). He lives in St. John’s.
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Contributor Notes

Michael Crummey is the author of a memoir, Newfoundland: Journey into a Lost Nation, three books of poetry, and a book of short stories, Flesh and Blood. His first novel, River Thieves, was a finalist for the 2001 Giller Prize, and his second, The Wreckage, was a national bestseller and a finalist for the Rogers Writers’ Trust Fiction Prize. He lives in St. John’s, Newfoundland.

Editorial Review

Praise for The Wreckage:
”Crummey offers a journey of stimulating moral inquiry…. Heroically human.“
— The Globe and Mail

”Crummey’s gift is to write with compassion, complexity and depth.“
— National Post

”The writing moves with the confidence of someone at home with his material and setting, well-versed in its details both beautiful and awful.“
— Atlantic Books Today

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