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Barclay Family Theatre free pdf In this new edition of his second collection of short stories, we travel with Jack Hodgins as he extends his earlier themes. There are still the unforgettable and often eccentric characters of Vancouver Island: the young boy caught between the ambitions of his mother who wants him to become a concert pianist and his father who wants him to follow in his steps as a logger- the youthful professor who falls in love with a Russian translator and whose mother travels across the country to rescue him from the Soviet clutches- the larger-than-life "Number One" real estate agent who believes he is offering all those who come to Vancouver Island (usually with broken dreams) a small piece of paradise. There is also a writer (somewhat resembling Jack himself), who travels to Ireland and struggles to resist a famous Irish woman writer who offers him a new sense of place. Through it all, Jack's characters believe they live in a world that has order, but they are continually brought face to face with the fact that they are in an unstructured reality which either overturns their efforts, leaving them fragmented, or which forces them to look inward to make an order. In the end, Hodgins suggests that while the world is unknowable there are personal tactics available to offer provisional ordering principles.

About Jack Hodgins

Jack Hodgins grew up in the Comox Valley on Vancouver Island, and taught high school in Nanaimo before moving to teach in the Department of Writing at the University of Victoria. His numerous publications include Spit Delaneys Island, The Resurrection of Joseph Bourne, Broken Ground, and The Master of Happy Endings. His newest novel, Cadillac Cathedral (to appear in spring 2014) began as a commissioned song story for Chor Leoni, which is to be sung in concert in January 2014. He was so taken with the story that he expanded it into a full-length novel. Hodgins has taught writing workshops in Spain, Australia, and Germany, as well as in several provinces in Canada. His work has won several awards, including the Governor Generals Award, the Ethel Wilson Prize, the Canada-Australia Prize, and the Victoria City Butler Prize. He has been awarded three honorary degrees, and in 2010 was inducted into the Order of Canada. He and his wife Dianne live in Victoria.

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Author : Jack Hodgins
Publisher : Ronsdale Press
Data Published : 01 February 2012
ISBN : 155380144X
EAN : 9781553801443
Format Book : PDF, Epub, DOCx, TXT
Number of Pages : 272 pages
Age + : 15 years
Language : English
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