The Factory Voice: A Novel by Jeanette LynesThe Factory Voice: A Novel by Jeanette Lynes

The Factory Voice: A Novel

byJeanette Lynes

Paperback | April 5, 2009

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The lives and dreams of four vital, engaging, women revolve around mysterious events at a Fort William military aircraft factory in 1941.

Loyalty and betrayal, love and worthiness, friendship and ambition are the themes which connect the characters in this lively, quirky, fast-paced novel.

Wrapped around the stories of these four women, is a mystery. Something's gone wrong with the Mosquitos being built for the war effort -- they keep crashing in flight tests, for no apparent reason. Is the problem with their design, or are they being sabotaged? By whom? The traitorous Red Finns? The political subversives who have recently escaped from one of the nearby prison camps? Everyone's on high alert, and "The Factory Voice" keeps abreast of the details. Or at least the rumours.

Rich with forties language and imagery, especially the sights and sounds of an assembly plant, The Factory Voice is a quirky, light-hearted mystery about the daily lives of factory workers and in particular of women in a time of transition, both for their personal lives and for the society in general.

Jeanette Lynes is an award-winning author and has published half-a-dozen collections of her poetry, as well as both appearing in and editing several anthologies. She has served in writer in residence positions in Saskatoon and Dawson Creek, BC.
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Title:The Factory Voice: A NovelFormat:PaperbackDimensions:360 pages, 8.48 × 5.6 × 0.79 inPublished:April 5, 2009Publisher:Coteau BooksLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:1550504010

ISBN - 13:9781550504019

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Rated 5 out of 5 by from Wonderful Read I read this once a year at least! Lynes creates a story with vivid imagery, a captivating tale, and intriguing characters!
Date published: 2017-10-22
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Quaint Little story The Factory Voice is a quaint little story. Having grown up in Fort William (Thunder Bay) and knowing a lot of the history in this novel, it's a bit broad in its scope. Playing Fort Williamites as odd hicks when there is quite a lot more to it than that. I do appreciate the author's choice of topic. A topic very dear to my heart. Its a good, enjoyable, fast little read.
Date published: 2010-03-11
Rated 4 out of 5 by from A really great read We read a lot about the men and women who fought overseas during the war but not alot about those who stayed home. Here's a delightful book about the woman who went to work in the factories that made the planes for the war effort. They are bright, funny and very spunky. It was a time when the restraints and social mores fell away for women and they were left to make new rules for themselves. Great characters - you will love them all - even the men. A curl up and enjoy kind of book.
Date published: 2010-01-18
Rated 4 out of 5 by from fun read This is a fun read with some endearing characters. If you like historical fiction you'll enjoy this. It's set in WWII in a factory that makes airplanes. You get quite a bit of the flavour of the era through music, fashion, the lingo of the era. Some strong female characters. An empathetic point of view.
Date published: 2009-12-18