The Seary Line by Nicole Lundrigan

The Seary Line

byNicole Lundrigan

Paperback | September 1, 2008

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Nearing death, an old man laments his poor choice of a wife, and has orchestrated a situation where he will see his childhood love one last time. From these circumstances emerges Stella, a woman who grapples with her family ghosts as they reach across the generations. "The Seary Line" is a collage of interactions that explores the strength of a bloodline, and the often minute, but significant energies that propel a life forward.

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Nicole Lundrigan grew up in Upper Gullies, NL. After receiving an MSc in Anthropology from the University of Toronto, she began freelance writing for a variety of publications including Reader’s Digest, Mothering: The Natural Family Living Magazine, Law and Order: Police Management, and the Halifax Daily Herald. She resides in Ontario ...
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Title:The Seary LineFormat:PaperbackDimensions:400 pages, 8.45 × 5.56 × 1 inPublished:September 1, 2008Publisher:Breakwater Books Ltd.Language:English

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ISBN - 10:1550812483

ISBN - 13:9781550812480

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"[The Seary Line] is a character-driven tale and Lundrigan's gift is to create memorable ones...The characters are haunting and evocative...there's more than enough suspense to keep the story moving and the settings are great."- Margaret Cannon, The Globe and Mail"Lundrigan plaits a rich braid of tales, as effortless to read as it is to believe...richly rendered through a crafted style that is never affected or merely ornamental...something extra permeates this novel. It is the bare consideration of memory, regret, and how a single, slipped moment can fix a life."- Bruce Johnson, Atlantic Books Today"The Seary Line is steeped in her brand of Newfoundland Gothic, of characters, dilemmas and settings that are tweaked to a pitch of loneliness, defect and calamity all of their own."- Joan Sullivan, The Telegram"If there is a new wave of Newfoundland fiction going on, Nicole Lundrigan may be one of its leaders…Lundrigan writes about Newfoundland the way William Faulkner wrote about the American south."- The Western Star"The novel’s greatest strength, and the reason to read it, is to experience the lives of such intricately wrought characters…the detail and affection in Lundrican’s stitches create a cloth of vivid colour and lingering texture.”- Newfoundland Quarterly Vol.101, Number 3"I was fewer than fifty pages into the book when I realized thoughts of American novelist William Faulkner were dallying in my mind … a dandy read, sown with people and incidents as fecund as a freshly plowed field … it’s chock-a-block with double-edged imagery."- Harold Walters, The Advertiser