Night Watch

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Harcourt, 2002 - Fiction - 179 pages
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Kevin Armstrong's stories introduce us to travelers, sailors, and indigenous peoples whose fates are both strange and compellingly familiar. A Tongan boy is raised as a girl and then transplanted to the American Midwest. A desperate widow seeks asylum for her young daughter, only to deliver her into the hands of a sexual predator. A sailor feels at home neither on land nor at sea.
Universal themes of love and belonging, distance and distraction tie together these singular stories, each set among the scattered islands of the Pacific Ocean. Magical, haunting, and dislocating, Night Watch hails the arrival of a fresh new voice.

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Contents

NIGHT WATCH
1
THE CANE FIELD
19
THE FIRST MOTION OF LOVE
43
Copyright

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About the author (2002)

Kevin Armstrong began writing while an undergraduate at Queen's University. He has received scholarships to the Sage Hill Writing Experience and the Banff Centre for the Arts Fall Studio, and has been awarded grants from the Alberta Foundation for the Arts and the Canada Council. He lives in Vancouver.

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