Title: Heart's Longing : Newfoundland, New York, and the Distance Home. First Edition in dustjacket.
Publisher:  Douglas & McIntyre, Toronto and Vancouver, 1994, ISBN:1550541161
Seller ID: 9571
O'TOOLE, Lawrence. Heart's Longing : Newfoundland, New York and the Distance Home. Vancouver / Toronto: Douglas & McIntyre, (1994). First Printing. Pp(6), 1-200, (2). 8vo, blue boards with gilt lettering to spine. "'Heart's Longing' is a memoir of an unusual kind: it is about one person's search for home, told in a rich blend of autobiography, fiction, history and travel.The search for home, for his heart's longing, takes writer Lawrence O'Tool e back to his roots in Newfoundland, where he grew up in 'what is commonly viewed as a backwater culture'. He left it for Toronto, where he became thedance critic for the Globe and Mail and later the film critic for Maclean' s, before ending up 'on another island, Manhattan,' the place he now calls home. The old Newfoundland he knew as a boy is brought affectingly to life in stories abot a fictional place called Heart's Longing. The stories echo his equally poignant reminiscences and glimpses into his family's history -- which he discovered, like that of Newfoundland itself, to be all at once romantic, epic and tragic." -from the dustjacket. Very good in dustjacket. 17.00