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The Barclay Family Theatre

(1981)
A collection of stories by

 
 
With The Barclay Family Theatre, his second collection of short stories, Jack Hodgins introduces us to a cast of characters who transform the everyday world of Vancouver Island into a wondrous world of human warmth and comic energy. There is Barclay Desmond, caught between the ambitions of his mother, who wants him to become a concert pianist, and his father who wants him to follow in his steps as a logger. There is Mr. Pernouski, a real estate agent and the fattest man to ride a B.C. ferry, who believes he can offer his clients their heart's desire. Hodgins also takes us abroad to Ireland and Japan to watch as his people attempt to reinvent themselves in new theatres of action. Through it all, Hodgins depicts his people struggling to centre themselves as their world rocks them into new and unforeseen directions.

Genre: Literary Fiction

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February 2012 : Canada Paperback
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Title: Barclay Family Theatre, The
Author(s): Jack Hodgins
ISBN: 1-55380-144-X / 978-1-55380-144-3 (Canada edition)
Publisher: Ronsdale Press
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February 2012 : Canada Paperback
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Title: The Barclay Family Theatre
Author(s): Jack Hodgins
ISBN: 1-55380-155-5 / 978-1-55380-155-9 (Canada edition)
Publisher: Ronsdale Press
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1981 : Canada Paperback
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Title: The Barclay family theatre (Laurentian library)
Author(s): Jack HODGINS
ISBN: 0-7715-9765-7 / 978-0-7715-9765-7 (Canada edition)
Publisher: MacMillan
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Kindle Editions

March 2012 : USA, Australia, Canada, UK Kindle edition
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Title: Barclay Family Theatre, The
Author(s): Jack Hodgins
Publisher: Ronsdale Press
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