Galore Michael Crummey
2011 Shortlist

Galore

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ABOUT
THE BOOK

Sprawling and intimate, stark and fantastical, Galore is a novel about the power of stories to shape and sustain us.

An intricate family saga and love story spanning two centuries, Galore is a portrait of the improbable medieval world that was rural Newfoundland, a place almost too harrowing and extravagant to be real. Remote and isolated, exposed to savage extremes of climate and fate, the people of Paradise Deep persist in a realm where the line between the everyday and the otherworldly is impossible to distinguish. 

Propelled by the disputes and alliances, grievances and trade-offs that bind the Sellers and Devine families through generations, Galore is alive with singular characters, and an uncommon insight into the complexities of human nature.

ABOUT
THE AUTHOR Michael
Crummey

Michael Crummey is the author of four books of poetry and a book of short stories, Flesh and Blood. His first novel, River Thieves, was a finalist for the 2001 Giller Prize, and his next novel, The Wreckage, was a national bestseller and a finalist for the Rogers Writers’ Trust Fiction Prize. His novel Galore won the 2010 Commonwealth Writers Prize for Best Novel and was a finalist for the Governor General’s Literary Awards.

Photo by Arielle Hogan

Michael Crummey is the author of four books of poetry and a book of short stories, Flesh and Blood. His first novel, River Thieves, was a finalist for the 2001 Giller Prize, and his next novel, The Wreckage, was a national bestseller and a finalist for the Rogers Writers’ Trust Fiction Prize. His novel Galore won the 2010 Commonwealth Writers Prize for Best Novel and was a finalist for the Governor General’s Literary Awards.

Photo by Arielle Hogan

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ADDITIONAL INFORMATION

Date published
15/03/2012
Country
Canada
Original Language
English
Publisher
Corsair

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