The Colony of Unrequited Dreams by Wayne Johnston audiobook

The Colony of Unrequited Dreams

By Wayne Johnston
Read by Colin Furlong  and Mary Lewis

Vintage Canada 9780385495431
18.68 Hours 1
Format : Digital Download (In Stock)
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    ISBN: 9781039003149

Newly reissued alongside The Custodian of Paradise and the paperback debut of First Snow, Last Light. A mystery and a love story spanning five decades, The Colony of Unrequited Dreams is an epic portrait of passion and ambition, set against the beautiful, brutal landscape of Newfoundland. In this widely acclaimed novel, Johnston has created two of the most memorable and irreversibly intertwined characters in modern fiction: Joey Smallwood, who claws his way up from poverty to become New Foundland's first premier; and Sheilagh Fielding, who renounces her father's wealth to become a popular columnist and writer, a gifted satirist who casts a haunting shadow on Smallwood's life and career. A tragicomic elegy for the "colony of unrequited dreams" that is Newfoundland, Wayne Johnston's masterful tribute to a people and a place established him as a novelist who is as profound as he is funny, with an impeccable sense of the intersection where private lives and history collide.

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Newly reissued alongside The Custodian of Paradise and the paperback debut of First Snow, Last Light. A mystery and a love story spanning five decades, The Colony of Unrequited Dreams is an epic portrait of passion and ambition, set against the beautiful, brutal landscape of Newfoundland. In this widely acclaimed novel, Johnston has created two of the most memorable and irreversibly intertwined characters in modern fiction: Joey Smallwood, who claws his way up from poverty to become New Foundland's first premier; and Sheilagh Fielding, who renounces her father's wealth to become a popular columnist and writer, a gifted satirist who casts a haunting shadow on Smallwood's life and career. A tragicomic elegy for the "colony of unrequited dreams" that is Newfoundland, Wayne Johnston's masterful tribute to a people and a place established him as a novelist who is as profound as he is funny, with an impeccable sense of the intersection where private lives and history collide.

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Available Formats : Digital Download
Category: Fiction/Historical
Runtime: 18.68
Audience: Adult
Language: English