Seldom: A Memoir

Portada
Arcade Publishing, 2002 - 286 páginas
Off Newfoundland's northern shore, exposed to the full brunt of the North Atlantic, is a spray of tiny fishing villages, from the outport of Seldom to Little Bay Islands. Seldom centers on one of these villages. Set in the first half of the last century, before Newfoundland joined Canada, it is in part a saga of men and women and the sea, of a tight-knit community struggling to earn a livelihood from the ocean, at once being succored and brutalized by it. At the mercy of the elements, people here were accustomed to hardship, sacrifice, and endurance.
But at its heart, this is the story of one family, that of Dawn Rae Downton's mother, Marion. Seldom is the moving reconstruction, told largely from young Marion's perspective, of what it was like to grow up in this rugged little world, in the middle of a family that was wracked by the inner demons of their father, Skipper Sidney Wiseman. Skipper Sid was a man who could be as capricious, cruel, and furious as the ocean. Set against his unfathomable fury is the love of a mother who did all she could to shelter her children but ultimately could not protect them.

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Dawn Rae Downton has written the story of the lives of her grandmother (Ethel) and mother (Marion), who lived with an abusive husband/father. The story unfolds in Newfoundland between 1922 and 1957 ... Leer comentario completo

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A granddaughter mixes local lore and family history in the story of her mother's family in Newfoundland, where sudden death is usual.Newfoundland was an independent British colony until it joined ... Leer comentario completo

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