Where I Belong by Alan DoyleWhere I Belong by Alan Doyle

Where I Belong

byAlan Doyle

Paperback | October 13, 2015

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From the lead singer of the band Great Big Sea comes a lyrical and captivating musical memoir about growing up in the tiny fishing village of Petty Harbour, Newfoundland, and then taking to the world stage.

     Singer-songwriter and front man of the great Canadian band Great Big Sea, Alan Doyle is also a lyrical storyteller and a creative force. In Where I Belong, Alan paints a vivid, raucous and heartwarming portrait of a curious young lad born into the small coastal fishing community of Petty Harbour, Newfoundland, and destined to become a renowned musician who carried the musical tradition of generations before him and brought his signature sound to the world. He tells of a childhood surrounded by larger-than-life characters who made an indelible impression on his music and work; of his first job on the wharf cutting out cod tongues for fishermen; of growing up in a family of five in a two-bedroom house with a beef-bucket as a toilet, yet lacking nothing; of learning at his father's knee how to sing the story of a song and learning from his mother how to simply "be good"; and finally, of how everything he ever learned as a kid prepared him for that pivotal moment when he became part of Great Big Sea and sailed away on what would be the greatest musical adventure of his life.
     Filled with the lore and traditions of the East Coast and told in a voice that is at once captivating and refreshingly candid, this is a narrative journey about small-town life, curiosity and creative fulfillment, and finally, about leaving everything you know behind only to learn that no matter where you go, home will always be with you.

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ALAN DOYLE is a Canadian musician and actor, best known as a lead singer in the Canadian folk-rock band Great Big Sea. In 2012, Doyle released his first solo album, Boy on Bridge, which made the top twenty on the Canadian Albums chart. Doyle lives in St. John's, Newfoundland.
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Title:Where I BelongFormat:PaperbackDimensions:336 pages, 9 × 6 × 0.9 inPublished:October 13, 2015Publisher:Doubleday CanadaLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0385680384

ISBN - 13:9780385680387

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"Funny, tender and practically glowing with rose-coloured nostalgia, Doyle's childhood tale comes across as a textbook example of doing-the-best-with-what-you-have and the amiable, resourceful nature of Newfoundland's inshore fishing communities . . . a community that seemed to be the last vestige of another world." --Calgary Herald