Sea of Tranquility: A Novel

Sea of Tranquility: A Novel

by Lesley Choyce
     
 

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For Sylvie, Ragged Island - and the whales who swam around it - is the only world she has ever known. It is the place where she was born and raised, where she lived with her four late husbands, and where she plans to live out her remaining years.

It is also the home to a community whose love for the island is immense. But when the Nova Scotia government decides

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For Sylvie, Ragged Island - and the whales who swam around it - is the only world she has ever known. It is the place where she was born and raised, where she lived with her four late husbands, and where she plans to live out her remaining years.

It is also the home to a community whose love for the island is immense. But when the Nova Scotia government decides to shut down the ferry service that is the lifeblood of Ragged Island, the residents see their world beginning to disappear.

Sea of Tranquility is the lyrical and moving story of an island struggling to survive. Lesley Choyce’s seventh novel, it contains the elements for which the author is known: engaging characters, page-turning storyline, and uproarious humour. Choyce is in top form.

Editorial Reviews

Globe and Mail
Choyce has impeccable pacing, a flare for the lyrical, and Sylvie, his alluring, intuitive charcter, who makes a great anchor for this sea yarn.
Quill and Quire
lyrical, funny, and mordant.
Edmonton Journal
The salt-smacked charms of this story are hard to resist as Ragged Island learns how to peg its future on the sea of ingenuity.
New Brunswick Reader
an almost perfect novel. Part of what makes Sea of Tranquility so nearly perfect is the seamless blend of reality, fantasy and satire.
Eastword (Writer's Federation of Nova Scotia Newsletter)
Sea of Tranquility is the lyrical and moving story of an island struggling to surviverich with engaging characters, a page-turning storyline, and uproarious humour.
Quill & Quire
lyrical, funny, and mordant.
From the Publisher
Choyce has impeccable pacing, a flare for the lyrical, and Sylvie, his alluring, intuitive charcter, who makes a great anchor for this sea yarn.

lyrical, funny, and mordant.

The salt-smacked charms of this story are hard to resist as Ragged Island learns how to peg its future on the sea of ingenuity.

an almost perfect novel. Part of what makes Sea of Tranquility so nearly perfect is the seamless blend of reality, fantasy and satire.

Sea of Tranquility is the lyrical and moving story of an island struggling to surviverich with engaging characters, a page-turning storyline, and uproarious humour.

Nikki Barrett
Cynics, beware. This heartwarming tale is not for the hard-bitten.... It's a good novel, in both senses of the word.
The Globe and Mail (Toronto)

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781550024401
Publisher:
Dundurn Press
Publication date:
04/01/2003
Pages:
320
Product dimensions:
5.50(w) x 8.40(h) x 0.90(d)

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From the Publisher
"Sea of Tranquility is the lyrical and moving story of an island struggling to survive…rich with engaging characters, a page-turning storyline, and uproarious humour."

Meet the Author

Lesley Choyce is one of Canada's most prolific authors. A resident of East Lawrencetown, Nova Scotia, he has published more than fifty works of fiction, non-fiction, and poetry. His previous fiction has included the best-selling The Republic of Nothing. He is the host of Vision TV's Off the Page.

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