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Grey Islands, The

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by John Steffler

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Deluxe redesign of a seminal book by Canada's former Parliamentary Poet Laureate. Includes new material.

On the occasion of the press's 40th anniversary, Brick Books is proud to present the second of six new editions of classic books from our back catalogue. This new edition of The Grey Islands features a foreword by scholar Adrian Fowler and a detailed and insightful look back at the book and the time of its inception by Steffler himself. Featuring a new cover and design by the renowned typographer Robert Bringhurst.

The Grey Islands is the story of one man's pilgrimage to a remote island of Newfoundland's northern peninsula. Using a broad range of styles, The Grey Islands delivers the bite of raw experience and embraces existence at the edge in all its terror and beauty.

Bent, I circle the building grubbing and rooting. Every shingle and stick I lift yields bait. Things Carm ate and didn't eat, turned to worms. A kind of organic shadow of the man.

--from "The Grey Islands"

Praise for The Grey Islands: "[The book] illustrates... how the outsider becomes an insider by becoming a supplicant, renouncing the role of saviour and honouring the culture of the people among whom he has decided to make his home." --Adrian Fowler, from the Introduction.

About the Author

John Steffler

John Steffler was born in Ontario in 1947. His other books of poetry are An Explanation of Yellow (1981),The Wreckage of Play (1988), and That Night We Were Ravenous (1998). He has also written a children's book, Flights of Magic (1987), and a novel, The Afterlife of George Cartwright, which won the Smithbooks/Books in Canada first novel award and the Thomas Raddall Award, and was shortlisted for the Governor General's Award and the Commonwealth Prize for Best First Book.

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