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Title:The Town That Forgot How to Breathe
Format Type:Ebook
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Publisher:Picador
ISBN:0312424809
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Number of Pages:480
Category:Fiction, Horror, Fantasy, Mystery

The Town That Forgot How to Breathe by Kenneth J. Harvey

PDF, EPUB, MOBI, TXT, DOC The Town That Forgot How to Breathe Something strange is happening in the seaside town of Bareneed Mythical creatures are being pulled from the sea perfectly preserved corpses of long lost villagers are washing up on the shore and residents of the town are suddenly overcome by a mysterious illness that is making them forget how to breathe .

A page turning gothic thriller reminiscent of H P Lovecraft i The Town That Forgot How to Breathe i is a novel of dazzling ambition and strange haunting loveliness An absolute triumph of the storyteller s art Joseph O Connor author of i Star of the Sea i

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Blackstrap Hawco, Directions for an Opened Body, Reinventing the Rose, Inside, The Hole That Must Be Filled: Stories, Flesh So Close, Brud, Stalkers, The Town That Forgot How to Breathe, Nine-Tenths Unseen
As a fatherless girl with a mother who persistently encouraged her daughter s artistic temperament Anna Wells is highly sensitive to the life developing in her when she discovers she is pregnant Anna s gynecologist boyfriend Kevin considers the time just not right to have children so Anna moves to a year old house in Bareneed an abandoned cove in Newfoundland where she takes comfort in renovating the interior of her new home and working on a series of paintings detailing roses br br Paralleling Anna s own journey is a minutely detailed day by day development of the embryo All goes well until a car arrives delivering a court summons Kevin has filed a statement of claim seeking the termination of the embryo as return of property br br One night while still in Bareneed and upset over the impending legal action Anna discovers an abandoned little girl almost frozen to death in her front yard Mysterious circumstances continue to surround the children in Bareneed as pro choice and pro life factions marshal their forces, Directions for an Opened Body vibrates with startling intensity and talent Kenneth J Harvey s stories have appeared in magazines across Canada England and the United States, Fifteen years in the making this book is the one Canada s heavyweight champ of brash and beautiful literature was meant to write An epic masterwork about Newfoundland s working class b Blackstrap Hawco b spans more than a century in gorgeous and widely varied prose reminding us that even when writing about the degradation of identity and language Harvey does it magnificently br br Named in a moment of anger Blackstrap Hawco is heir to an island dominion picked over by its adoptive nation From the arrivals of the indentured Irish to the Victorian drawing rooms of the English merchants from the perilous seal hunt to the raucous iron ore mines from a notorious disaster at sea to the relocation of outport communities the family legend might be all his people have left to live for But as b Blackstrap Hawco b a novel that will consume you in its dazzling swirl of voices legends and beautiful hearsay testifies a story this haunting this powerful might just be enough, A taut masterful novel of friends and enemies family and fate and the relative nature of freedom br br When Myrden returns to his tough St John s neighbourhood after fourteen years in prison he is swarmed by old friends and enemies and a wife who hasn t exactly been waiting for him A cruel twist of fate has made Myrden famous any wrongfully accused man released after such a lengthy incarceration is soon to be rich br br He clings to his young granddaughter and an old love hoping his coming settlement can free them from the cycles of revenge and failure that have marked his life But old scores are not so easily left unsettled br br Written in abrupt prose that brilliantly reflects Myrden s cautious evaluation of everyone and everything in the overwhelming outside world b Inside b pulls the reader forward with the quiet creeping gravity of Greek tragedy It is a story about the best kind of friend the life a man can t believe he deserves and the value of trying no matter how doomed he seems to fail to bring hope into the lives of those still worth loving br br br i From the Hardcover edition i