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Theatre of Fish by John Gimlette

Theatre of Fish

  • Paperback $16.95

    Nov 14, 2006 | 402 Pages

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“Newfoundlers themselves must be God’s gift to travel writers. In John Gimlette’s frothy treatment, the island is absolutely teeming with impossibly colorful characters spouting nonstop entertainment . . . Gimlette is laugh-out-loud funny.” –The New York Times Book Review

“John Gimlette is attracted to bizarre places and writes about them with often withering irony [and] surrealist panache. . . . An absurd and entertaining book.” –National Geographic

“Oddly compelling. . . . The reward is the feast of stories gathered from taverns and ferry rides and old journals: drownings, battles with ‘Esquimaux’ greenhorns challenging an unforgiving wilderness, folks who still use dogsleds because in tough times, ‘You can’t eat a snowmobile.’” –The Washington Post

“Terrific stuff. . . . A dazzlingly multifaceted portrait of the region. . . . A hugely entertaining book in which the interest never flags. . . . As a descriptive writer, a master of the telling observation and the well-chosen epithet, [Gimlette] is in the highest class.” –The Daily Telegraph

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