On Island: Life Among the Coast Dwellers by Pat Carney

By Pat Carney

A choice of tales chronicling the characters and dramas that trap existence in small coastal communities.

In this tale assortment, Pat Carney follows the rhythms of daily lifestyles in coastal BC. that includes a revolving solid of characters—the newly retired couple, the church warden, the musician, the small-town lady with large urban dreams—Carney’s prepared observations of the personalities and dramas of coastal lifestyles are immediately recognizable to readers who're accustomed to lifestyles in a small group. together with her narrative of dock fights, puppy exhibits, family members feuds, logging camps and the ubiquitous rigidity among islanders and property-owning “off-islanders,” Carney’s witty and perceptive voice describes how the islanders climate the storms of coastal life.

Carney writes evocatively of the paranormal panorama of the British Columbia coast, the place she has lived and labored for 5 a long time. whilst, she addresses the less-idyllic moments that could additionally represent coastal existence: strength outages, iciness storms, isolation. On Island brings the West Coast landscape—human and natural—to lifestyles, and offers islanders and mainland dwellers alike a flavor of what it skill to be “on island.”

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