The Bosun Chair by Jennifer Bowering DelisleThe Bosun Chair by Jennifer Bowering Delisle

The Bosun Chair

byJennifer Bowering Delisle

Paperback | April 15, 2017

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Part family memoir, part poetry, part love letter to Newfoundland and its people, The Bosun Chair is a lyrical exploration of how we are fortified by the places of our foremothers and forefathers and by how they endured.

Like 'ballycater,' the ice that gathers in harbours along the coast, Jennifer Bowering Delisle gathers fragments of history, family lore, and poetry--both her own and that of her great-grandparents--to tell stories of shipwrecks, war, resettlement, and men and women's labour in early twentieth-century Newfoundland. With the deftness and haunting imagery of Michael Crummey's Hard Light, The Bosun Chair reveals the inherent gaps in ancestral history and the drive to understand a story that can never fully be told.

Jennifer Bowering Delisle was born in Edmonton, AB, and has published poetry, fiction and non-fiction in various literary magazines. She holds a PhD in English 2008 from the University of British Columbia and is the author of The Newfoundland Diaspora: Mapping the Literature of Out-Migration. She currently resides in Edmonton, AB.
Title:The Bosun ChairFormat:PaperbackDimensions:127 pages, 8.75 × 6.35 × 0.68 inPublished:April 15, 2017Publisher:Newest PressLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:1926455878

ISBN - 13:9781926455877