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Sweetland : a novel

Author: Michael Crummey
Publisher: New York ; London : Liveright Publishing Corporation, A Division of W.W. Norton & Company, 2015. ©2014
Edition/Format:   Print book : Fiction : English : First American editionView all editions and formats
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The scarcely populated town of 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 ancestors founded the village, is the only one to refuse. As he watches his neighbors abandon the island, he  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Domestic fiction
Fiction
Material Type: Fiction
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Michael Crummey
ISBN: 9780871407900 0871407906
OCLC Number: 890798890
Description: 322 pages ; 25 cm
Responsibility: Michael Crummey.

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The scarcely populated town of 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 ancestors 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 its eccentric cast of characters.

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