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Wayne Johnston

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Wayne Johnston


Born
in Goulds, Newfoundland, Canada
May 22, 1958

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Average rating: 3.87 · 20,227 ratings · 1,560 reviews · 22 distinct worksSimilar authors
The Colony of Unrequited Dr...

3.95 avg rating — 7,199 ratings — published 1998 — 21 editions
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The Navigator of New York

3.73 avg rating — 2,648 ratings — published 2002 — 16 editions
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The Custodian of Paradise

3.83 avg rating — 1,204 ratings — published 2006 — 9 editions
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First Snow, Last Light

3.82 avg rating — 1,030 ratings — published 2017 — 5 editions
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The Son of a Certain Woman

3.16 avg rating — 963 ratings — published 2013 — 4 editions
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A World Elsewhere

3.50 avg rating — 856 ratings — published 2011 — 8 editions
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The Divine Ryans

3.66 avg rating — 652 ratings — published 1990
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Baltimore's Mansion: A Memoir

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The Mystery of Right and Wrong

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The Story of Bobby O'Malley

4.17 avg rating — 156 ratings — published 1985 — 3 editions
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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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