Far From Shore

March 1, 2004|
Far From Shore by Kevin Major
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Faced with instability on many sides, and living in an outport community in Newfoundland, fifteen-year-old Chris gropes for direction in a family broken apart by unemployment. Even his easy-going, humorous attitude fails to steady him as he stumbles through the summer after grade ten. He's failed his year, he can't find a summer job, and he's incredibly bored. So the first thing he heads for is trouble -- trouble that ends in a confrontation with the law. Work as a counselor at a summer camp offers the challenge of a fresh start, but it is here, amid new responsibilities, that he encounters his toughest test as a young man.

Winner of the first Canadian Young Adult Book Award and named a Best Book of the Year by School Library Journal, Far from Shore was hailed as a unique and innovative novel when it was first published. As he has done throughout his career, Kevin Major broke new ground by tackling a multinarrative structure in a young adult novel -- an approach much imitated since but never more convincingly.

Kevin Major is one of the best Canadian writers of his generation, and in 1992 he won the Vicky Metcalf Award for a Body of Work. He has written sixteen novels for young people and adults, several of which have been translated into other languages. His books include Hold Fast (Hans Christian Andersen Honor List, winner of the Governor ...
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Title:Far From Shore
Format:Paperback
Product dimensions:224 pages, 6.9 X 4.25 X 0.7 in
Shipping dimensions:224 pages, 6.9 X 4.25 X 0.7 in
Published:March 1, 2004
Publisher:Groundwood Books Ltd
Language:English
Appropriate for ages:9 - 12
ISBN - 13:9780888995681

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