Westsiders: Stories from old Corner Brook, Newfoundland, Canada

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Petra Books, 2010 - Fiction - 244 pages
25 Reviews

Like a ship in the mist, there emerges from these tragicomic lives, fraught with desires and delusions, a recognition of ourselves. 

"Well-crafted ... character-driven. An impressive book of short stories about people going about their lives, experiencing change, facing hardships. Finn writes skillfully and his style is particularly suited to the short story." - Keith Collier, reviewer, Newfoundland Quarterly, Spring 2011 

"Tom Finn's stories demonstrate consistently controlled use of language, and the author's sense of dialogue is keen. It is tuned to the way people speak, and the way his characters speak and think. At times comic, it harmonizes well with Finn's often wry, omniscient third-person narration. Finn writes well, and these stories are good ... some real gems." - Darrell Squires, Library Resources Board, Newfoundland, 2010

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User Review  - jldarden - LibraryThing

This is a LT Early Reviewers win. This is a case of 'write what you know', and it works. Author Tom Finn is from the small corner of Newfoundland where these stories are set. As I started the first ... Read full review

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User Review  - SAMANTHA100 - LibraryThing

Westsiders, by Tom Finn, is a collection of short stories set in Newfoundland during the 1940's and 1950's . The stories are well written and provide a window into the lives of interesting characters ... Read full review

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About the author (2010)

 b. 1931, Tom was bred and buttered in the town of Corner Brook West, Newfoundland. After working in New Brunswick, Prince Edward Island and California, he took up residence in Ottawa, A retired federal public servant, Tom has always taken a keen interest in the affairs of his island homeland. He is especially interested in the transformation of the former British colony following the American ‘invasion’ in the 1940s, and its union with Canada in 1949. Other works: Iwemeus (novel in progress); Princes (short stories, 1991); Malpeque Bay (poetry, 1991)

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