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by Gerard Collins (Goodreads Author)
Welcome to Darwin, Newfoundland, a small town with big secrets. On the surface, nothing ever changes and everyone is content. But the truth is as restless, cold, and mutable as the ocean in these sixteen linked short stories. In Darwin, people's secrets are hidden and their fears are buried. But night after night, the moon bears quiet witness to their brightest moments and ...more
Paperback, 193 pages
Published March 22nd 2011 by Killick Press
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This had to be a difficult book to write, one that could easily fall into the clichés of an Atlantic Canadian, moribund fishing community (and be much the worse for it). There's poverty, small mindedness, violence, despair and overall gloom, and Collins mines this territory without apologies. There are glimmers of hope, sure, but by and large, they’re glimmers only, for feel-good endings would have made the linked collection unbearable. So why is such darkness so much more bearable? Because it’s ...more