From a Seaside Town by Norman LevineFrom a Seaside Town by Norman Levine

From a Seaside Town

byNorman Levine


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Joseph Grand, the hero of From a Seaside Town, is a travel writer struggling to eke out an existence in an English seaside town. He introduces us to the small circle of relatives and companions who figure in his life. As he explores the sequence of events that led him to his present state of limbo, it becomes apparent that his crisis is not merely financial but also a crisis of personal identity. A Canadian Jew, Grand has spent a lifetime seeking to submerge his past. Now as a consequence, he discovers that he belongs nowhere. By turns comic and moving, this beautifully observed and beautifully written novel is a striking example of Norman Levine's artistry.

From a Seaside Town has quietly become a classic. It is a book which simply will not go away.

Norman Levine was born in Ottawa in 1923. During World War II, he served in the RCAF with a Lancaster squadron based in Yorkshire. He subsequently studied at Cambridge and McGill Universities, receiving his M.A. from McGill University in 1949. In 1949 he was awarded a fellowship to do post-graduate work at King's College, London. He le...
Title:From a Seaside TownFormat:PaperbackDimensions:160 pages, 8.69 × 5.56 × 0.48 inPublisher:Porcupine's Quill

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ISBN - 10:0889841705

ISBN - 13:9780889841703

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`Norman Levine sees with a clear eye a good deal of the tragic comedy of human life. And he writes in a marvellously clean, naked prose which is a joy to read.'