The Chronicles of Fair Island: Stories

The Chronicles of Fair Island: Stories

by Eric Colbourne
The Chronicles of Fair Island: Stories

The Chronicles of Fair Island: Stories

by Eric Colbourne


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From a remote island on Canada's rugged east coast, author Eric Colbourne brings us another collection of compelling stories, some surreal, some filled with grief, and others in a lighter and more nostalgic vein.

During the Klondike Gold Rush of 1897, a young couple leaves the island to seek riches in the Yukon Territory, a decision that leads to misfortune.

An older woman reflects on her husband's terminal illness, her son's death, and her own mortality.

A young man coming of age in the early 1960s learns to harness the power of radio waves to teleport to exotic destinations.

The online world of scams and skulduggery presents unique opportunities for an individual with an internet obsession.

These twelve powerful stories blend the sublime with the outlandish for moments of pure entertainment and self-discovery.

"Imbued with impish wit and heartfelt honesty, Colbourne has found his voice in Chronicles of Fair Island."

-Glen Tilley, Producer/Director, Former Head of CBC Radio's Arts and Entertainment

"Entertaining stories from a strangely familiar NL community in a creative writing style that captures the imagination."

-Mervin Wiseman, Canadian Coast Guard (Retired)

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780228877943
Publisher: Tellwell Talent
Publication date: 05/07/2022
Pages: 192
Product dimensions: 5.50(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.44(d)

About the Author

Eric Colbourne was born in Newfoundland in 1944. He is a graduate of Memorial University of Newfoundland and Labrador, McGill University at Montreal, and the University of Reading in the UK. His published works include Disappeared: Stories from the Coast of Newfoundland, Dancing on Air, The Diary of a Fishing Master, and numerous satirical essays online. He lives in the small outport community of Lush's Bight-Beaumont, NL.
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