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by Kenneth J. Harvey

eBook Blackstrap Hawco epub
  • ISBN: 1846551544
  • Author: Kenneth J. Harvey
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Subcategory: Genre Fiction
  • Language: English
  • Publisher: Random House UK; Reprint edition (September 1, 2009)
  • Pages: 840 pages
  • ePUB size: 1637 kb
  • FB2 size 1864 kb
  • Formats doc txt lrf txt


Jacob chose not to join the others from Bareneed who were meant to move to Burnt Head, instead settling on the nearer Cutland Junction.

Jacob chose not to join the others from Bareneed who were meant to move to Burnt Head, instead settling on the nearer Cutland Junction. times that Blackstrap Hawco died. MoreLess Show More Show Less.

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At over 800 pages, it is an epic novel of a Newfoundland family. Harvey uses actual historic events brilliantly to weave the fictitious.

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Kenneth J Harvey wins Best Canadian Work at Le Fifa 2019. Blackstrap Hawco (2008) (longlisted for the Giller Prize), (shortlisted for the Commonwealth Writers Prize). Reinventing the Rose (2011). Harvey's books are published in Canada, the US, the UK, Australia, South Africa, New Zealand, and in translation in Russia, Germany, China, Japan, Italy, Turkey, Sweden, the Netherlands, Denmark and France.

Blackstrap Hawco is an ambitious book, far-reaching, deliberately complex, blunt, ruthless and lyrical. The main character, Blackstrap Hawco, is typical of the group. Mentally unbalanced, he and his cohorts endure tragedy after tragedy, quite a few of them self induced. a loving tribute to the uniqueness of Newfoundland. Blackstrap Hawco is in every way a large novel: large in scope, large in ambition, and large in achievement. You would be hard pressed to find another group of such unlikeable characters.

Blackstrap Hawco is a novel with a lot of hype associated with it. If the front flap of the book is to be believed, it took Kenneth J. Harvey 15 years to write it, and it clocks in at an epic masterwork length of more than 800 pages

Blackstrap Hawco is a novel with a lot of hype associated with it. Harvey 15 years to write it, and it clocks in at an epic masterwork length of more than 800 pages. It purports to be probably the first sweeping generational epic of the Canadian province of Newfoundland and its peoples, and is a transcomposite narrative, meaning that it is neither a historical document, nor a work of outright fiction

As the end of the 20th century nears, the Hawco family's bloodlines have grown tainted and confused

Fifteen years in the making, this book is the one Canada's "heavyweight champ of brash and beautiful literature" was meant to write.

by Kenneth J. Harvey.

As the end of the 20th century nears, the Hawco family's bloodlines have grown tainted and confused. Men fail their families through enforced idleness, and the once-vivid ghosts of their ancestors have slipped into murk, forgotten along with the rest of history. Blackstrap Hawco is a defiant man born with little more than a body and spirit that refuse to give up, and the menacing strength of pride. For the Hawcos of Newfoundland, was it not ever so? From the arrivals of the indentured Irish to the Victorian drawing rooms of the English merchants, from the perilous adventures of the seal hunt to the raucous iron ore mines, from a notorious disaster at sea to the relocation of outport communities, the Hawco story might be all the family has left. But as Blackstrap Hawco—a novel that will consume in its dazzling swirl of voices, legends, and beautiful hearsay—testifies, a story this haunting, this powerful, might just be enough.
Comments: (2)
Dianazius
I read about 600 pages of this book before I put it down in frustration. I only read this far because I kept thinking that surely the author had some purpose in writing such a long book and eventually I would be able to figure it out. But no, it just went on and on describing the life of an immigrant family in Newfoundland. A group of poor,mean, ignorant (and proud of it), unhappy people. The main character, Blackstrap Hawco, is typical of the group. Mentally unbalanced, he and his cohorts endure tragedy after tragedy, quite a few of them self induced. You would be hard pressed to find another group of such unlikeable characters.

I also didn't care for the author's style of jumping back in forth in time so much. This technique works well for some authors, but in this case, it just seems to add to the disconnectedness of the novel. The author also has a penchant for having his characters seeing ghosts; perhaps this is his way of emphasizing the fragile nature of the character's sanity. Whatever his purpose, I found this jarring, inserting a woo-woo factor in a gritty ugly reality just didn't work for me.

All in all, I'm sorry I wasted so much time on this book.
Wizard
Ambitious and haunting . . .Enjoyed reading over the winter a few years ago.
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