Survival Gear. First Edition

By: MOIR, Rita

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MOIR, Rita. Survival Gear. (Vancouver, BC) : Polestar Book Publishers, (1994). First Edition. Pp (10),[11]-174,(2). 8vo (137 x209 mm), art- illustrated yellow card covers, with dark brown lettering to spine. With a small b&w photo of Moir on the rear cover.

Rita Moir (b. January 17, 1952, Minnesota) first arrived in Canada at Brandon, Manitoba in 1966 and was living in Vallican, British Columbia at the time of publication.

This is her first book, a collection of stories with many on the people and places in and around Freeport, Digby County, Nova Scotia.

"Survival gear refers to the cold-water suit that can keep you alive for hours in the freezing waters of the Atlantic or Pacific. But in the fishing community of Freeport, Nova Scotia and in her journeys across Canada Rita Moir comes to understand that survival gear can take many forms." .

"Rita Moir's stories are poetry masquerading as prose, pictures pretending to be words. With an unerring ear for dialogue and a loving eye for observation and detail, she has captured the essence of a Nova Scotian coastal community and the people who live there. Each small story is a gem." - Sharon Fraser, on the rear cover.

"My home is in British Columbia."
"I am determined not to save potato water."
"Tips to travellers crossing Canada by car in winter."
"God damn you Connie Kaldor, Garnet Rogers you make me cry."
"Grazyna's pickles."
"Pink and prairie morning."
"Brenda."
"Cross the median."
"Arrival."
"The rat and chickens story."
"If I could save time in a bottle."
"Grass fires."
"The best people have their fingers cut off."
"Bad days, swell days."
"Ozone scare."
"Survival gear"
"Cultivator."
"Christmas in Freeport."
"The day the ceiling fell in."
"Unfit."
"Recipe for a winter night."
"Letters home."
"I'd like to give you the weather network for your birthday."

"If I had a baby, I'd name her Edwina, or Caroline." [referring to the book's dedicatees]

"Loaves and fishes."
"Chainsaw."
"This dog a Newfoundland?"
"Men must work and women must weep."
"Quilt of fish."
"The gulls sing a different song in spring."
"Recipe for a compost heap."
"Ranch romance."
"We are not sentimental, because this is food."

"Can't resist fish cakes."
"Bragging you up.,
"Contrary-minded."
"Cat pee and ketchup."
"Bread and roses, chips and gravy."
"Breaking camp."
"That was a long time ago."
"Brotherly things."
"Bent pins and broken needles."
"Family ties."
"Sloughing off."
"Ebb tide, Flour Cove, 7:45 am, Sunday, near Freeport, Bay of Fundy."

"Edges."
"Pulling together."
"Measurements."
"Softball."
"Splicing."
"Familiar highways."
"A well-seasoned traveller."
"Living room, Bay of Fundy, 4:15 pm."
"The well-seasoned traveller needs roast beef sometimes."

"Brenda."
"Listening to the inside of my head."
"Fish story."
"Dear Edwina."
"Heroes."

Very good. 25.00

Title: Survival Gear. First Edition

Author Name: MOIR, Rita

Categories: 40,

Publisher: Polestar Press, Vancouver, 1994,: 1994

ISBN Number: 0919591817

ISBN Number 13: 9780919591813

Seller ID: 50386

Keywords: NOVA SCOTIA CANADA TRAVEL FREEPORT DIGBY COUNTY LONG ISLAND SHORT STORY CANADIAN LITERARY FICTION BC LITERATURE,