cdc-coteauxdegaronne
» » Cumberland
eBook Cumberland ePub

eBook Cumberland ePub

by Michael V. Smith

  • ISBN: 1896951368
  • Category: Literature and Fiction
  • Subcategory: Bisexual, Gay, Lesbian
  • Author: Michael V. Smith
  • Language: English
  • Publisher: Cormorant Books (November 11, 2002)
  • Pages: 272
  • ePub book: 1680 kb
  • Fb2 book: 1713 kb
  • Other: docx txt azw lit
  • Rating: 4.1
  • Votes: 414

Description

FREE shipping on qualifying offers. Cumberland is both a place and a state of mind; it is a small-town story of longing and loss in the manner of David Adams Richards.

FREE shipping on qualifying offers. A stunning first novel full of empathy, marked by an astounding maturity of insight. It is an exploration of loneliness and the fear of loneliness in lives limited by circumstance.

Were I not lagging so fiercely behind in the Canadian Book Challange, and were Michael V. Smith not from Vancouver, I would have cheerfully quit halfway through and not given it a second thought because I just. I have this one prof who's always urging us to make our writing 'a little bit more raw, a little bit edgier,' by which he means to put in more swears and more sex. I'm all for swears and sex, but you need a little something else to bring in the bucks as well.

A stunning first novel full of empathy, marked by an astounding maturity of insight  . It’s facing the close of its factories and mills in the wake of the North American Free Trade Agreement. Ernest, a mill worker whose job is lost when the mill closes, is fifty-two; his employment prospects are poor.

by. Smith, Michael V. Publication date. Books for People with Print Disabilities. Internet Archive Books.

Michael V. Smith is a Canadian novelist, poet and filmmaker, originally from Cornwall, Ontario and now living in Kelowna, British Columbia. His debut novel, Cumberland, was nominated for the Books in Canada First Novel Award in 2002. He has also been a nominee for the Journey Prize and the inaugural winner of the Dayne Ogilvie Prize, and has published two books of poetry, What You Can't Have and Body of Text, and a memoir, My Body Is Yours.

Are you sure you want to remove Michael V. Smith from your list?

Are you sure you want to remove Michael V. Smith from your list?

Michael Smith passed away on June 18, 2019 in New Cumberland, Pennsylvania.

Michael Smith passed away on June 18, 2019 in New Cumberland, Pennsylvania. Smith is a Canadian poet, novelist, and filmmaker. Smith was born in Cornwall, Ontario. He is a graduate of the University of British Columbia (UBC) creative writing program. Smith lives in Vancouver, British Columbia, where he is an associate professor of creative writing at UBC. He is openly gay. He makes short videos, which have played around the world in cities such as Milan, Dublin, Turin, London, New York, Toronto, Paris, Geneva, Buenos Aires, SF, LA and Bombay. His debut novel, Cumberland, was nominated for the Books in Canada First Novel Award in 2002 Smith, openly gay, is a graduate of the University of British Columbia's Creative Writing program.

A stunning first novel full of empathy, marked by an astounding maturity of insight. Cumberland is both a place and a state of mind; it is a small-town story of longing and loss in the manner of David Adams Richards. It is an exploration of loneliness and the fear of loneliness in lives limited by circumstance.

Cumberland is an industrial town located halfway between Ottawa and Montreal on the shore of the St. Lawrence River. It’s facing the close of its factories and mills in the wake of the North American Free Trade Agreement. Ernest, a mill worker whose job is lost when the mill closes, is fifty-two; his employment prospects are poor. His life to this point hasn’t equipped him to face any more loss. Longing for companionship, he meets Bea, a waitress at Malouf’s, the local pub. Bea lives in an apartment with Amanda, who left home at seventeen because she couldn¹t live with her mother and stepfather. Yearning for a better life, Amanda develops a crush on Nick, Ernest’s drinking buddy, who represents many aspects of a better life — he has a Range Rover, owns a house — he is emotionally unavailable to Amanda, being a recently widowed single father.

The lives of Ernest, Bea, Amanda, Nick, and his son Aaron come together, fall apart, and come together again in this memorable and emotionally satisfying novel.