Sylvanus Now: A Novel

Sylvanus Now: A Novel

by Donna Morrissey

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Sylvanus Now: A Novel by Donna Morrissey

"Breathtakingly beautiful."—Alistair MacLeod
On Canada's Atlantic coast at the edge of the great Newfoundland fishing banks of the 1950s, Sylvanus Now is a handsome and willful fisherman. His youthful desires are simple: he wants a suit to lure a girl—the fine-boned beauty Adelaide—and he knows exactly how much fish he has to catch to pay for it. Adelaide, however, has other dreams. She longs to escape the sea, the fish, and the stultifying community, but her need for refuge from her own troubled family leads her to Sylvanus and life in the neighboring port.
Through this story of love, loss, and facing the inevitabilities of life in a floundering community, the sea is a potent presence, modernization ravaging its shores and bringing it to the cusp of cataclysmic change. Ultimately, Sylvanus Now is a story of redemption against all odds "in a world vanished, but brought vividly back to life in Morrissey's caring hands" (Quill and Quire).

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780393328691
Publisher: Norton, W. W. & Company, Inc.
Publication date: 04/17/2006
Pages: 336
Sales rank: 671,766
Product dimensions: 5.50(w) x 8.30(h) x 0.90(d)

About the Author

Donna Morrissey is the award-winning author of Kit’s Law and Downhill Chance, and the screenplay Clothesline Patch. She grew up in the Beaches, a small fishing port in Newfoundland, and now lives in Halifax, Nova Scotia.

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