The Republic of Nothing: Reader's Guide Edition

byLesley ChoyceAfterword byNeil Peart

February 1, 2007|
The Republic of Nothing: Reader's Guide Edition by Lesley Choyce
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Winner, Dartmouth Book Award
Shortlisted, Atlantic Booksellers Choice Award

A small Canadian island declares its independence to the world and benign anarchy reigns. A god-like ocean deposits many a thing, yet it also takes away. The 1960s blaze off shore and draw the island's inhabitants into politics, the Vietnam War, and the peace movement.

Sound impossible? Not on Whalebone Island, AKA the Republic of Nothing. Where else can a dead circus elephant, a long-dead Viking, the discovery of uranium, a raven-haired castaway who may be psychic, an anarchist turned politician, and refugees fleeing from the United States all be part of everyday life? Where else is eccentricity embraced with such open arms?

In this new readers' guide edition, complete with an afterword by Neil Peart, Lesley Choyce's novel about resilience, independence, and anarchy comes alive, leading readers to discover once again that everything is nothing and nothing is everything.

No one has a clearer view of Atlantic Canada''s literary endeavours over the past twenty years than Lesley Choyce. He is the founder of the literary journal Pottersfield Portfolio, and the publisher of Pottersfield Press. He has edited several fiction anthologies and has been the in-house editor of many books from Pottersfield Press in...
Title:The Republic of Nothing: Reader's Guide Edition
Product dimensions:382 pages, 8.44 X 5.51 X 0.96 in
Shipping dimensions:382 pages, 8.44 X 5.51 X 0.96 in
Published:February 1, 2007
ISBN - 13:9780864924933

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