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Island

(2000)
The Collected Short Stories of Alistair Macleod
A collection of stories by

 
 
Sixteen spare, evocative masterworks: men and women acting out their own peculiar mortality against the unforgiving landscape of Cape Breton Island. Alistair MacLeod's reputation as one of Canada's most important writers has rested largely on the stories collected in this book. There stories are about death, family ties, and the pull of traditions transplanted from Scotland to the harsh New World. Joyce Carol Oates describes the experience of reading these stories: "that sudden feeling of insecurity that comes to a traveler in unmapped country a sense of immediacy, cinematic in its vividness."

Genre: Literary Fiction

Praise for this book

"Beautifully crafted stories elegiac, honest, proud, and both eloquent and taciturn. Like their subjects... a wonderfully talented writer." - Margaret Atwood


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Hardback Editions

May 2001 : UK Hardback
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Title: Island: Collected Stories
Author(s): Alistair MacLeod
ISBN: 0-224-06194-1 / 978-0-224-06194-0 (UK edition)
Publisher: Jonathan Cape
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February 2001 : USA Hardback
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Title: Island: The Complete Stories
Author(s): Alistair MacLeod
ISBN: 0-393-05035-1 / 978-0-393-05035-6 (USA edition)
Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company
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April 2000 : Canada Hardback
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Title: Island: The Collected Stories of Alistair MacLeod
Author(s): Alistair MacLeod
ISBN: 0-7710-5568-4 / 978-0-7710-5568-3 (Canada edition)
Publisher: McClelland & Stewart
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Paperback Editions

June 2017 : Canada Paperback
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Title: Island: Penguin Modern Classics Edition
Author(s): Alistair MacLeod
ISBN: 0-7710-5918-3 / 978-0-7710-5918-6 (Canada edition)
Publisher: Emblem Editions
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November 2011 : USA Paperback
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Title: Island: The Complete Stories
Author(s): Alistair MacLeod
ISBN: 0-393-34118-6 / 978-0-393-34118-8 (USA edition)
Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company
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September 2002 : UK Paperback
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Title: Island: Collected Stories
Author(s): Alistair MacLeod
ISBN: 0-09-942232-8 / 978-0-09-942232-7 (UK edition)
Publisher: Vintage
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March 2002 : USA Paperback
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Title: Island: The Complete Stories
Author(s): Alistair MacLeod
ISBN: 0-375-71304-2 / 978-0-375-71304-0 (USA edition)
Publisher: Vintage
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February 2001 : Canada Paperback
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Title: Island: The Collected Stories of Alistair MacLeod
Author(s): Alistair MacLeod
ISBN: 0-7710-5571-4 / 978-0-14-301384-6 (Canada edition)
Publisher: Emblem Editions
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2000 : USA Paperback

Title: Island
Author(s): Alistair MacLeod
ISBN: 0-9980225-4-3 / 978-0-9980225-4-3 (USA edition)
Publisher: Norton
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September 1989 : Canada Paperback
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Title: Island
Author(s): Alistair MacLeod
ISBN: 0-920633-66-8 / 978-0-920633-66-3 (Canada edition)
Publisher: Thistledown Press
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Audio Editions

March 2004 : Canada Audio CD
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Title: Island: The Collected Stories
Author(s): Alistair MacLeod, Gordon Pinsent, Joseph Rutten
ISBN: 0-86492-391-0 / 978-0-86492-391-2 (Canada edition)
Publisher: BTC Audiobooks
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2001 : USA Audio Cassette
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Title: Island: the Collected Stories
Author(s): Alistair MacLeod
ISBN: 0-7366-7170-6 / 978-0-7366-7170-5 (USA edition)
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Kindle Editions

November 2011 : USA Kindle edition
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Title: Island: The Complete Stories
Author(s): Alistair MacLeod
Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company
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July 2011 : Australia, UK Kindle edition
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Title: Island: Collected Stories
Author(s): Alistair MacLeod
Publisher: Vintage Digital
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December 2010 : Canada Kindle edition
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Title: Island: The Collected Stories of Alistair MacLeod
Author(s): Alistair MacLeod
Publisher: Emblem Editions
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