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Sweetland

(2014)
A novel by

 
From the award-winning, bestselling author of Galore comes another unforgettable novel. By turns darkly comic and heartbreakingly sad, Sweetland is a deeply suspenseful story about one man's struggles against the forces of nature and the ruins of memory.
For twelve generations, when the fish were plentiful and when they all-but disappeared, the inhabitants of this remote island in Newfoundland have lived and died together. Now, in the second decade of the 21st century, they are facing resettlement, and each has been offered a generous compensation package to leave. But the money is offered with a proviso: everyone has to go; the government won't be responsible for one crazy coot who chooses to stay alone on an island.
That coot is Moses Sweetland. Motivated in part by a sense of history and belonging, haunted by memories of the short and lonely time he spent away from his home as a younger man, and concerned that his somewhat eccentric great-nephew will wilt on the mainland, Moses refuses to leave. But in the face of determined, sometimes violent, opposition from his family and his friends, Sweetland is eventually swayed to sign on to the government's plan. Then a tragic accident prompts him to fake his own death and stay on the deserted island. As he manages a desperately diminishing food supply, and battles against the ravages of weather, Sweetland finds himself in the company of the vibrant ghosts of the former islanders, whose porch lights still seem to turn on at night.

 
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Hardback Editions

April 2015 : USA Hardback
Title: Sweetland (Thorndike Press Large Print Reviewers' Choice)
Author(s): Michael Crummey
ISBN: 1-4104-7809-2 / 978-1-4104-7809-2 (USA edition)
Publisher: Thorndike Press
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March 2015 : UK Hardback
Title: Sweetland
Author(s): Michael Crummey
ISBN: 1-4721-1887-1 / 978-1-4721-1887-5 (UK edition)
Publisher: Corsair
Availability: Amazon UK   

January 2015 : USA Hardback
Title: Sweetland: A Novel
Author(s): Michael Crummey
ISBN: 0-87140-790-6 / 978-0-87140-790-0 (USA edition)
Publisher: Liveright
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   

August 2014 : USA Hardback
Title: Sweetland
Author(s): Michael Crummey
ISBN: 0-385-66316-1 / 978-0-385-66316-8 (USA edition)
Publisher: Doubleday Canada
Availability: Amazon   Amazon CA   

Paperback Editions

September 2015 : USA Paperback
Title: Sweetland: A Novel
Author(s): Michael Crummey
ISBN: 1-63149-110-5 / 978-1-63149-110-8 (USA edition)
Publisher: Liveright
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   

June 2015 : USA Paperback
Title: Sweetland
Author(s): Michael Crummey
ISBN: 0-385-66317-X / 978-0-385-66317-5 (USA edition)
Publisher: Anchor Canada
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   

March 2015 : UK Paperback
Title: Sweetland
Author(s): Michael Crummey
ISBN: 1-4721-1888-X / 978-1-4721-1888-2 (UK edition)
Publisher: Corsair
Availability: Amazon UK   Amazon CA   

Audio Editions

January 2015 : USA Audio edition
Title: Sweetland
Author(s): Michael Crummey
Publisher: HighBridge, a division of Recorded Books
Availability: Amazon   

January 2015 : USA Audio CD
Title: Sweetland
Author(s): Michael Crummey
ISBN: 1-62231-652-5 / 978-1-62231-652-6 (USA edition)
Publisher: HighBridge Audio
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Kindle Editions

March 2015 : UK Kindle edition
Title: Sweetland (Dark-Hunter World)
Author(s): Michael Crummey
Publisher: Corsair
Availability: Amazon UK   

January 2015 : USA Kindle edition
Title: Sweetland: A Novel
Author(s): Michael Crummey
Publisher: Liveright
Availability: Amazon   

August 2014 : Canada Kindle edition
Title: Sweetland
Author(s): Michael Crummey
Publisher: Doubleday Canada
Availability: Amazon CA   



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