8 CDs. 9:15 hrs. HighBridge. 2015. ISBN 9781622316526. $39.99. F
Crummey (Galore) here creates a compelling and epic story of one man's quest to stay on his beloved island off the Newfoundland coast after a government buyout. Moses Sweetland refuses to leave the island his ancestors founded, it holds too many memories and he feels driven to stay for reasons he can't quite articulate. As the island's residents leave, he finds himself reminiscing on his and the town's histories. From the eclectic residents to old traditions, Sweetland finds solace in looking back on the island's past. Soon he's utterly alone, and all he has to keep him sane are his thoughts. The story alternates among the present story, Sweetland's youth, and various other memorable moments in his lifetime. Narrated beautifully by John Lee, who does an impressive job creating distinct voices for all the characters, most notably Moses Sweetland.
VERDICT Fans of literary fiction and rugged island life will enjoy this astonishing tale of an old man determined not to let go of the past.
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