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McGRATH, Carmelita. Stranger Things Have Happened. St. John's, Newfoundland : Killick Press, 1999. First Edition. "Printed in Canada by : Robinson-Blackmore Printing & Publishing". Pp (10),1-176,(6). 8vo (139 x 211 mm), art-illustrated glossy card covers, with French flaps, with red & yellow lettering to front cover, red & black lettering to grey spine. With a colour photo of McGrath on the rear flap.
Carmelita McGrath (b. July 18, 1960, Branch, St. Mary's Bay) was living in St. John's at the time of publication.
"Carmelita McGrath's second collection of fiction opens with a visitation by an angel and closes with the attainment of a job, the latter occurence in its own way as much as a miracle as the first. In the intervening pages, the everyday and the odd intertwine in the lives of a cast of memorable narrators, from a six-year-old girl struggling to understand the destructive undercurrents of her family to a woman in night school trying to find a lost daughter through a series of writing exercises.
Traveling from outport to city and to the spaces inhabited by ghosts, these fourtten stories evoke specificity of time and place, from a Newfoundland outport in the 1930s to contemporary St. John's. As keenly imagined as the physical world are those other territories, the private spaces in the heart and mind where dreams are nurtured in secrecy, love blooms and dies and waits through doemancy, and time serves as arbiter between longing amd disappointment."
"Stranger Things Have Happened",
"Night Sky Falling",
"A Notice of Passage",
"Until the Point of Departure",
"From Cloud Nine",
"Sweet Fruits of the Dead",
"The Prime of Life."
Very good. Signed, without inscription, by the author on the title page. 45.00
Title: Stranger Things Have Happened. First Edition, Signed.
Publisher: Killick Press, St. John's, 1999, ISBN:1894294106: 1999
ISBN Number: 1894294106
ISBN Number 13: 9781894294102
Item: 1.00 Item
Seller ID: 107944