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The Colony Of Unrequited Dreams

Paperback $17.00

May 02, 2000 | 592 Pages

Ebook $14.99

Sep 30, 2009

  • Paperback $17.00

    May 02, 2000 | 592 Pages

  • Ebook $14.99

    Sep 30, 2009

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Canadian Authors Association Literary Award WINNER 1999


"A novel of cavernous complexity that nevertheless doesn’t overwhelm the reader, who can repose in pure narrative without second thoughts–[an] eloquent anti-epic."–Luc Sante, New York Times Book Review

"Gorgeously written–Immensely readable–."–Seattle Times

"Charles Dickens would have greatly admired Johnston’s style and humor–And the old master would have envied the vivid scenes Johnston draws of Smallwood’s impoverished boyhood."–Houston Chronicle

"Brilliantly realized–There’s an epic quality to The Colony of Unrequited Dreams, and it may well be referred to, before long, as the quintessential Newfoundland novel."–San Diego Union Tribune

"Splendid…entertaining…Rich and complex, it offers Dickensian pleasures."–Andrea Barrett

"Wayne Johnston is a brilliant and accomplished writer and his Newfoundland–boots and boats, rough politics and rough country, history and journalism during the wild Smallwood years is vivid and sharp."–Annie Proulx

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