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The first St. John's taxi stand started up in the early-20th Century and greatly expanded prior to the Second World War. There are now almost four hundred taxis operating within the city limits. The Other Side of Midnight: Taxi Cab Stories is not a traditional history of taxi cabs in St. John's. It describes the commonly shared experiences of an underwritten portion of Newfoundland's working class while presenting St. John's from the front seat of a taxi cab. It will explore the working lives of its subjects, as well as their thoughts and feelings about their choice of career and their clients. Every segment of our society utilizes their services, from the social elite to the social obsolete: businessmen, drug pushers, prostitutes and forlorn lovers. They are witnesses to the best and worst in all of us. They are trained listeners to troubled people, as well as cheerleaders and goodwill ambassadors. Individuals will emerge, as well as equally unique understandings of their working lives. Comical, absurd and often dramatic, many of their reminiscences will be of long hours and years on the job, their hopes and decayed dreams.

  • Title Other Side of Midnight, The
  • Author Name Mike Heffernan (CA)
  • Product Type Paperback , Ebook
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The first St. John's taxi stand started up in the early-20th Century and greatly expanded prior to the Second World War. There are now almost four hundred taxis operating within the city limits. The Other Side of Midnight: Taxi Cab Stories is not a traditional history of taxi cabs in St. John's. It describes the commonly shared experiences of an underwritten portion of Newfoundland's working class while presenting St. John's from the front seat of a taxi cab. It will explore the working lives of its subjects, as well as their thoughts and feelings about their choice of career and their clients. Every segment of our society utilizes their services, from the social elite to the social obsolete: businessmen, drug pushers, prostitutes and forlorn lovers. They are witnesses to the best and worst in all of us. They are trained listeners to troubled people, as well as cheerleaders and goodwill ambassadors. Individuals will emerge, as well as equally unique understandings of their working lives. Comical, absurd and often dramatic, many of their reminiscences will be of long hours and years on the job, their hopes and decayed dreams.

Mike Heffernan was born and raised in St. John's, Newfoundland. His most recent work has appeared in Riddle Fence, Our Times and performed on CBC Radio. The Other Side of Midnight: Taxi Cab Stories is the follow-up to the national bestseller Rig: An Oral History of the Ocean Ranger Disaster, which was adapted for the stage by Rising Tide Theatre.

ISBN:  9781897174968 , 9781771030120

Item Publish Date: 2012 / 09 / 14

Measurements: 5.5 in X 8.5 in X 0 in

Weight: NIL

Page Count: 275

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