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Far From Shore

(1980)
A novel by

 
 
Faced with instability on many sides, and living in an outport community in Newfoundland, fifteen-year-old Chris gropes for direction in a family broken apart by unemployment. Even his easy-going, humorous attitude fails to steady him as he stumbles through the summer after grade ten. He's failed his year, he can't find a summer job, and he's incredibly bored. So the first thing he heads for is trouble -- trouble that ends in a confrontation with the law. Work as a counselor at a summer camp offers the challenge of a fresh start, but it is here, amid new responsibilities, that he encounters his toughest test as a young man.

Winner of the first Canadian Young Adult Book Award and named a Best Book of the Year by School Library Journal, Far from Shore was hailed as a unique and innovative novel when it was first published. As he has done throughout his career, Kevin Major broke new ground by tackling a multinarrative structure in a young adult novel -- an approach much imitated since but never more convincingly.

Genre: Young Adult Fiction

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Hardback Editions

March 2004 : USA Library Binding

Title: Far from Shore
Author(s): Kevin Major
ISBN: 1-4177-4278-X / 978-1-4177-4278-3 (USA edition)
Publisher: San Val
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May 2000 : USA Library Binding
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Title: Far from Shore
Author(s): Kevin Major
ISBN: 0-613-20359-3 / 978-0-613-20359-3 (USA edition)
Publisher: Bt Bound
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September 1981 : USA Hardback
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Title: Far from Shore
Author(s): Kevin Major
ISBN: 0-385-28266-4 / 978-0-385-28266-6 (USA edition)
Publisher: Delacorte Pr
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January 1981 : USA Hardback
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Title: Far from shore
Author(s): Kevin Major
ISBN: 0-440-02455-2 / 978-0-440-02455-2 (USA edition)
Publisher: Delacorte Press
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May 1980 : Canada Hardback
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Title: Far from shore
Author(s): Kevin Major
ISBN: 0-7720-1312-8 / 978-0-7720-1312-5 (Canada edition)
Publisher: I E Clark
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Paperback Editions

April 2004 : USA Paperback

Title: Far From Shore
Author(s): Kevin Major
ISBN: 0-606-30256-5 / 978-0-606-30256-2 (USA edition)
Publisher: Demco Media
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February 2004 : Canada Paperback
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Title: Far from Shore
Author(s): Kevin Major
ISBN: 0-88899-568-7 / 978-0-88899-568-1 (Canada edition)
Publisher: Groundwood Books
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July 1995 : Canada Mass Market Paperback
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Title: Far From Home
Author(s): Kevin Major
ISBN: 0-7736-7439-X / 978-0-7736-7439-4 (Canada edition)
Publisher: Fitzhenry and Whiteside
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June 1995 : USA Paperback
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Title: Far from Shore
Author(s): Kevin Major
ISBN: 0-606-17166-5 / 978-0-606-17166-3 (USA edition)
Publisher: Demco Media
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April 1983 : USA Mass Market Paperback
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Title: Far from Shore
Author(s): Kevin Major
ISBN: 0-440-92585-1 / 978-0-440-92585-9 (USA edition)
Publisher: Laurel Leaf
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Kindle Editions

March 2004 : USA, Canada Kindle edition
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Title: Far From Shore
Author(s): Kevin Major
Publisher: Groundwood Books
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