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Sweetland

Michael Crummey

The epic tale of an endangered Newfoundland community and the struggles of one man determined to resist its extinction. The scarcely populated town on Sweetland rests on the shore of a remote Canadian island. Its slow decline finally reaches a head when the mainland government offers each islander a generous resettlement package—the sole stipulation being that everyone must leave. Fierce and enigmatic Moses Sweetland, whose inspectors founded the village, is the only one to refuse. As he watches his neighbors abandon the island, he recalls the town's rugged history and it eccentric cast of characters. Evoking The Shipping News, Michael Crummey-one of Canada's finest novelists-conjures up the mythical, sublime world of Sweetland's past amid a stormbattered landscape haunted by local lore. As in his critically acclaimed novel Galore, Crummey masterfully weaves together past and present, creating in Sweetland a spectacular portrait of one man's battle to survive as his environment vanishes around him.

The epic tale of an endangered Newfoundland community and the struggles of one man determined to resist its extinction. The scarcely populated town on Sweetland rests on the shore of a remote Canadian island. Its slow decline finally reaches a head when the mainland government offers each islander a generous resettlement package—the sole stipulation being that everyone must leave. Fierce and enigmatic Moses Sweetland, whose inspectors founded the village, is the only one to refuse. As he watches his neighbors abandon the island, he recalls the town's rugged history and it eccentric cast of characters. Evoking The Shipping News, Michael Crummey-one of Canada's finest novelists-conjures up the mythical, sublime world of Sweetland's past amid a stormbattered landscape haunted by local lore. As in his critically acclaimed novel Galore, Crummey masterfully weaves together past and present, creating in Sweetland a spectacular portrait of one man's battle to survive as his environment vanishes around him.
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Genres:

Fiction

Description:

The epic tale of an endangered Newfoundland community and the struggles of one man determined to resist its extinction. The scarcely populated town on Sweetland rests on the shore of a remote Canadian island. Its slow decline finally reaches a head when the mainland government offers each islander a generous resettlement package—the sole stipulation being that everyone must leave. Fierce and enigmatic Moses Sweetland, whose inspectors founded the village, is the only one to refuse. As he watches his neighbors abandon the island, he recalls the town's rugged history and it eccentric cast of characters. Evoking The Shipping News, Michael Crummey-one of Canada's finest novelists-conjures up the mythical, sublime world of Sweetland's past amid a stormbattered landscape haunted by local lore. As in his critically acclaimed novel Galore, Crummey masterfully weaves together past and present, creating in Sweetland a spectacular portrait of one man's battle to survive as his environment vanishes around him.

Language:

English

Narrators:

John Lee

Length:

9h 14m


Chapters

Introduction
Introduction

04:10


Chapter 1
Chapter 1

34:21


Chapter 2
Chapter 2

03:01


Chapter 3
Chapter 3

28:47


Chapter 4
Chapter 4

04:12


Chapter 5
Chapter 5

47:09


Chapter 6
Chapter 6

06:19


Chapter 7
Chapter 7

31:26


Chapter 8
Chapter 8

05:20


Chapter 9
Chapter 9

35:37


Chapter 10
Chapter 10

07:13


Chapter 11
Chapter 11

34:39


Chapter 12
Chapter 12

02:47


Chapter 13
Chapter 13

23:12


Chapter 14
Chapter 14

29:10


Chapter 15
Chapter 15

04:42


Chapter 16
Chapter 16

50:05


Chapter 17
Chapter 17

04:15


Chapter 18
Chapter 18

43:12


Chapter 19
Chapter 19

03:18


Chapter 20
Chapter 20

29:06


Chapter 21
Chapter 21

03:15


Chapter 22
Chapter 22

24:21


Chapter 23
Chapter 23

02:35


Chapter 24
Chapter 24

33:08


Chapter 25
Chapter 25

05:15


Chapter 26
Chapter 26

53:49