The Bosun Chair

The Bosun Chair

by Jennifer Bowering Delisle

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Part family memoir, part poetry, part love letter to Newfoundland and its people, The Bosun Chair is a lyrical exploration of how we are fortified by the places of our foremothers and forefathers and by how they endured.

Like 'ballycater,' the ice that gathers in harbours along the coast, Jennifer Bowering Delisle gathers fragments of history, family lore, and poetry—both her own and that of her great-grandparents—to tell stories of shipwrecks, war, resettlement, and men and women's labour in early twentieth-century Newfoundland. With deftness and haunting imagery, The Bosun Chair reveals the inherent gaps in ancestral history and the drive to understand a story that can never fully be told.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781926455884
Publisher: NeWest Publishers, Limited
Publication date: 04/15/2017
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
File size: 1 MB

About the Author

Jennifer Bowering Delisle was born in Edmonton, AB, and has published poetry, fiction and non-fiction in a variety of literary magazines. She completed a PhD in English in 2008 from the University of British Columbia and has held postdoctoral fellowships at the University of Alberta and McMaster University. She is the author of The Newfoundland Diaspora: Mapping the Literature of Out-Migration (Wilfrid Laurier University Press, 2013). She currently resides in Edmonton, AB.

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