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The Island Walkers

(2003)
A novel by

 
 
Awards
The Man Booker Prize Best Novel (nominee)
For generations, the Walkers have lived in the Island, a small, working class mill-town beside Ontario's Attawan River. But in the summer of 1965 their peace is shattered. When a union organiser comes to town, Alf Walker is forced to choose between loyalty to his friends and advancement up the company ranks. His decision threatens to overwhelm not only his own life, but also his family.

Through the course of the book, we come to know the Walkers intimately - Alf, as he attempts to keep ahead of these turbulent events; his son Joe, whose world is overturned by the passion and uncertainty of young love; and his wife Margaret, who must reconcile her English upbringing with the world in which she finds herself.

The Island Walkers is a deeply moving novel of a family struggling to make its way through a changing world. Written with remarkable understanding and perception, it reveals a writer of rare vision and accomplishment.

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Hardback Editions

September 2004 : UK Hardback
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Title: The Island Walkers
Author(s): John Bemrose
ISBN: 0-7195-6659-2 / 978-0-7195-6659-2 (UK edition)
Publisher: John Murray
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January 2004 : USA Hardback
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Title: The Island Walkers: A Novel
Author(s): John Bemrose
ISBN: 0-8050-7411-2 / 978-0-8050-7411-6 (USA edition)
Publisher: Metropolitan Books
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August 2003 : Canada Hardback
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Title: The Island Walkers
Author(s): John Bemrose
ISBN: 0-7710-1111-3 / 978-0-7710-1111-5 (Canada edition)
Publisher: McClelland & Stewart
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Paperback Editions

2004 : UK Paperback
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Title: The Island Walkers
Author(s): John Bemrose
ISBN: 0-7195-6670-3 / 978-0-7195-6670-7 (UK edition)
Publisher: John Murray
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February 2005 : UK Paperback
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Title: The Island Walkers
Author(s): John Bemrose
ISBN: 0-7195-6817-X / 978-0-7195-6817-6 (UK edition)
Publisher: John Murray
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January 1900 : USA Paperback
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Title: The Island Walkers: A Novel
Author(s): John Bemrose
ISBN: 0-312-42369-1 / 978-0-312-42369-8 (USA edition)
Publisher: Picador
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September 2004 : UK Paperback

Title: The Island Walkers
Author(s): John Bemrose
ISBN: 0-7195-6733-5 / 978-0-7195-6733-9 (UK edition)
Publisher: John Murray
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September 2004 : UK Paperback
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Title: The Island Walkers
Author(s): John Bemrose
ISBN: 0-7195-6706-8 / 978-0-7195-6706-3 (UK edition)
Publisher: John Murray
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August 2004 : Canada Paperback
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Title: The Island Walkers
Author(s): John Bemrose
ISBN: 0-7710-1112-1 / 978-0-7710-1112-2 (Canada edition)
Publisher: Emblem Editions
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Kindle Editions

November 2013 : USA Kindle edition
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Title: The Island Walkers: A Novel
Author(s): John Bemrose
Publisher: Metropolitan Books
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December 2011 : Canada Kindle edition
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Title: The Island Walkers
Author(s): John Bemrose
Publisher: Emblem Editions
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