Out From The Harbour: Outport Life Before Resettlement

February 6, 2014|
Out From The Harbour: Outport Life Before Resettlement by Rex Brown
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"But I think I have told you a love story. Is there any other word for it?  ''Sense of place'' doesn''t seem to quite cut it for Tack''s Beach and me. I hope that in my flick around Tack''s Beach harbour in the 1950s, I have shed a bit of light upon where we hail from, we Newfoundlanders and Labradorians of the outports-some of us resettled, all of us clinging to every morsel of this place, Newfoundland and Labrador."

 

Out from the Harbour is a long-awaited treat for readers young and old. It is Rex Brown''s whimsical, sentimental, and at times outright funny memoir about growing up in Tack''s Beach, Placentia Bay, Newfoundland and Labrador. This memoir captures with fine detail and wry wit a lifestyle of days gone by in a small outport community. Fishing, boat building, farming, shopkeeping, and a myriad of other professions in the culture of self-sufficiency, as well as the simpler delights youngsters found for entertainment in those days, are the stuff of Rex Brown''s hometown recollections.

 

Rex Brown is the organizer of the March Hare, the longest-running literary festival in Newfoundland and Labrador. This "celebration of words and music" was founded by Al Pittman, Rex Brown, and George Daniels.

Rex Brown grew up in Tack''s Beach, Placentia Bay, completing grade nine in 1961. He travelled to St. John''s for high school and university but returned home each summer until resettlement in 1967. He earned his keep teaching high school, retiring in 1999. The new millennium sees him about Corner Brook golfing, hanging out with the g...
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Title:Out From The Harbour: Outport Life Before ResettlementFormat:PaperbackProduct dimensions:181 pages, 8.5 X 5.5 X 0.47 inShipping dimensions:181 pages, 8.5 X 5.5 X 0.47 inPublished:February 6, 2014Publisher:Flanker PressLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:1771173203

ISBN - 13:9781771173209

Appropriate for ages: All ages

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