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Strays, Ed Kavanagh's first work of fiction since the award-winning novel The Confessions of Nipper Mooney, features ten memorable stories that explore the lives of those who somehow find themselves adrift. In "The Strayaway Child" a ninety-year-old woman recalls her girlhood during the Great Depression when she was a "sad, silent little nobody"; in "The Red Merc" a boy learns deep truths about his often absent father; and in "The Wind" a Newfoundlander in a big Canadian city struggles with issues of identity. Affecting, finely crafted, and often humorous, Strays speaks, ultimately, to our desire to belong. What one critic said about The Confessions of Nipper Mooney applies equally to Strays: "Kavanagh writes beautifully . . . poignantly illustrating how experience shapes character . . . . The lyrical cadence of the writing is reminiscent of Alistair MacLeod, making it a book that begs to be read aloud."

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Strays, Ed Kavanagh's first work of fiction since the award-winning novel The Confessions of Nipper Mooney, features ten memorable stories that explore the lives of those who somehow find themselves adrift. In "The Strayaway Child" a ninety-year-old woman recalls her girlhood during the Great Depression when she was a "sad, silent little nobody"; in "The Red Merc" a boy learns deep truths about his often absent father; and in "The Wind" a Newfoundlander in a big Canadian city struggles with issues of identity. Affecting, finely crafted, and often humorous, Strays speaks, ultimately, to our desire to belong. What one critic said about The Confessions of Nipper Mooney applies equally to Strays: "Kavanagh writes beautifully . . . poignantly illustrating how experience shapes character . . . . The lyrical cadence of the writing is reminiscent of Alistair MacLeod, making it a book that begs to be read aloud."

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Ed Kavanagh grew up in Kilbride, Newfoundland and Labrador, and now lives in Mount Pearl. He received an Honours B.A. in English and a B. Ed from Memorial University of Newfoundland, a B.A. in Music from Carleton University, and an M.A. in English and Creative Writing from the University of New Brunswick. He has worked as a writer, actor, musician, theatre director, university lecturer, and editor. His stories, essays, dramatic scripts, and poetry have earned many awards in the Newfoundland and Labrador Arts and Letters Competition. Ed has taught creative writing through the extension services of both Memorial University and the University of New Brunswick. He is a past-president of the Writers Alliance of Newfoundland and Labrador.

Thomas Head Raddall Atlantic Fiction Award-2014-CA

ISBN:  9781771030205 , 9781771030359

Item Publish Date: 2013 / 09 / 20

Measurements: 8.5 in X 5.5 in X 0 in

Weight: NIL

Page Count: 208

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