Category: Book
By (author): Crummey, Michael
Subject:  FICTION / Canadian
  FICTION / Literary
Publisher: Doubleday Canada
Published: January 2014
Format: Book-paperback
Pages: 384
Size: 8.00in x 5.10in
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From The Publisher*

 An intricate family saga and love story spanning two centuries, Galore is a portrait of the improbable medieval world that was rural Newfoundland, a place almost too harrowing and extravagant to be real. Remote and isolated,
exposed to savage extremes of climate and fate, the people of Paradise Deep persist in a realm where the line between the everyday and the otherworldly is impossible to distinguish.
     Propelled by the disputes and alliances, grievances and trade-offs that bind the Sellers and Devine families through generations, Galore is alive with singular characters, and an uncommon insight into the complexities of human nature.

Review Quote*Named one of CBC Books' 100 Books That Make You Proud To Be Canadian

"Galore blows [River Thieves and The Wreckage] out of the water. . . . Crummey's prose is flawless. He has a way with the colloquial that escapes many writers, an ability to make the idiosyncrasies of local speech an asset in creating an image in the reader's mind. . . . Galore succeeds brilliantly. It's a book that will live in the minds of readers long after they've turned the final page. . . . Michael Crummey is without a doubt one of Canada's finest writers. I won't thrust the mantle of the voice of Newfoundland on him, as he may well in the future write about other parts of the world, and I will be happy, as a reader, to follow him there. . . . The Newfoundland that exists in my imagination--the one that may not be real and if it ever was real likely doesn't exist today-- smells and tastes and sounds like Galore." -The Globe and Mail
Biographical NoteMICHAEL CRUMMEY is the author of three books of poetry and a book of short stories, Flesh & Blood. His first novel, River Thieves, was a finalist for the 2001 Scotiabank Giller Prize, and his following novel, The Wreckage, was a national bestseller and a finalist for the Rogers Writers' Trust Fiction Prize. Crummey lives in St. John's, Newfoundland.