The Resource The strangers' gallery : a novel, Paul Bowdring

The strangers' gallery : a novel, Paul Bowdring

Label
The strangers' gallery : a novel
Title
The strangers' gallery
Title remainder
a novel
Statement of responsibility
Paul Bowdring
Title variation
strangers gallery
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Author
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Language
eng
Summary
St. John's archivist Michael Lowe's life is turned on its head when a Dutch colleague, Anton Aalders, arrives on his doorstep in 1995. Anton is searching for a father he never met, ostensibly a Newfoundland soldier part of the Allied force that liberated the Netherlands at the end of World War II. Anton's visit stretches from a few days to a few weeks, keen as he is to learn as much as he can about Newfoundland, its history, and its people. Rabble rouser and ardent Newfoundland nationalist Miles Harnett, Michael's friend, is obsessed with his own search for the lost "fatherland" of Newfoundland, which relinquished its political independence in 1934. Miles is only too eager to teach Anton-and Michael-the shameful, forgotten history (as he sees it) of the lost country of Newfoundland. The Strangers' Gallery is a finely crafted, at times humorous novel about the search for identity-both political and personal
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Summary
St. John's archivist Michael Lowe's life is turned on its head when a Dutch acquaintance, Anton Aalders, arrives on his doorstep in 1995. Anton is searching for a father he never met, ostensibly a Newfoundland soldier who was part of the Allied forces that liberated the Netherlands at the end of the Second World War. Anton's visit stretches from a few days to a few months, reluctant as he is to go in search of his father, and keen to learn as much as he can about Newfoundland, its history, and its people. Rabble-rouser and ardent Newfoundland patriot Brendan 'Miles' Harnett, Michael's friend and sometime bugbear, is obsessed with his own search for the lost 'fatherland' of Newfoundland, which relinquished its political independence in 1934. Miles is only too eager to teach Anton - and Michael - the shameful, forgotten history (as he sees it) of the lost country of Newfoundland. The Strangers' Gallery is a finely crafted, at times humorous, novel about the painful search for identity - both political and personal.
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10304451
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Midwest
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hoopla (Digital media service)
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Bowdring, Paul
Dewey number
C813/.54
Index
no index present
Literary form
fiction
Nature of contents
dictionaries
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True
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  • Father-son relationship
  • Fathers and sons
  • Identity (Philosophical concept)
  • Newfoundland and Labrador
Target audience
adult
Label
The strangers' gallery : a novel, Paul Bowdring
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online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Control code
MWT11936715
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unknown
Extent
1 online resource.
Form of item
  • online
  • electronic
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Digital content provided by hoopla
Isbn
9781771080286
Isbn Type
(electronic bk.)
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
c
Publisher number
MWT11936715
Specific material designation
remote
Stock number
11936715
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Mode of access: World Wide Web
Label
The strangers' gallery : a novel, Paul Bowdring
Link
Publication
Distribution
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Control code
MWT11936715
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource.
Form of item
  • online
  • electronic
Governing access note
Digital content provided by hoopla
Isbn
9781771080286
Isbn Type
(electronic bk.)
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
c
Publisher number
MWT11936715
Specific material designation
remote
Stock number
11936715
System details
Mode of access: World Wide Web

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