Wayne Johnston





Wayne Johnston

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in Goulds, Newfoundland, Canada
May 22, 1958

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Average rating: 3.84 · 10,630 ratings · 719 reviews · 17 distinct works · Similar authors
The Colony of Unrequited Dr...
3.9 of 5 stars 3.90 avg rating — 3,944 ratings — published 1998 — 19 editions
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The Navigator of New York
3.69 of 5 stars 3.69 avg rating — 1,616 ratings — published 2002 — 22 editions
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The Custodian of Paradise
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A World Elsewhere
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The Son of a Certain Woman
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The Divine Ryans
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The Story of Bobby O'Malley
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Human Amusements
3.28 of 5 stars 3.28 avg rating — 105 ratings — published 1994 — 6 editions
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The Old Lost Land of Newfou...
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“Nothing so reminds you like the sea that the enemy of life is not death but loneliness.”
Wayne Johnston, The Navigator of New York

“You are, Devlin, too young to understand how rare a thing true love is, how unlikely in this world to happen, and when it does, how unlikely to endure. And once it is lost, how hard to live without.”
Wayne Johnston, The Navigator of New York
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“I exhausted myself trying to take it all in, noting every little variation and departure from how things were supposed to be. My notion of home and everything in it as ideal, archetypal, was being overthrown. It was as though the definitions of all the words in my vocabulary were expanding at once.

Cape Breton was much like Newfoundland, yet everything seemed slightly off. Light, colours, surface textures, dimensions – objects like telegraph poles, fence posts, mail boxes, which you would think would be the same everywhere, were bigger or smaller or wider by a hair than they were back home. That I was able to detect such subtle differences made me realize how circumscribed my life had been, how little of the world I had seen.”
Wayne Johnston, The Colony of Unrequited Dreams

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