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Wayne Johnston (1) (1958–)

Autor(a) de The Colony of Unrequited Dreams

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About the Author

Wayne Johnston was born in Goulds, Newfoundland in 1958. He graduated with a B.A. in English from Memorial University of Newfoundland in 1978. He worked from 1978-1981 as a newspaper reporter with the St. John's Daily News. In 1981, he decided to write fiction full-time. In 1983, he graduated with mostrar mais an M.A. in creative writing from the University of New Brunswick. His first book, The Story of Bobby O'Malley, won the W.H. Smith/Books in Canada First Novel Award in 1985. His other works include The Divine Ryans, which won the 1991 Thomas Head Raddall Award and was adapted into a movie, Baltimore's Mansion, which won the Charles Taylor Prize, The Colony of Unrequited Dreams, The Navigator of New York, and The Custodian of Paradise. (Bowker Author Biography) Wayne Johnston was born and raised in Newfoundland and now lives in Toronto. mostrar menos
Image credit: Wayne Johnston at the Eden Mills Writers' Festival in 2013 By Dan Harasymchuk - Dan Harasymchuk, CC BY-SA 4.0, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=65663234


Obras por Wayne Johnston

The Colony of Unrequited Dreams (1998) 1,140 exemplares
The Navigator of New York (2002) 560 exemplares
The Custodian of Paradise (2006) 334 exemplares
Baltimore's Mansion: A Memoir (1999) 198 exemplares
The Divine Ryans (1990) 179 exemplares
A World Elsewhere (2011) 124 exemplares
The Son of a Certain Woman (2013) 96 exemplares
First Snow, Last Light (2017) 80 exemplares
Human Amusements (1994) 64 exemplares
The Story of Bobby O'Malley (1985) 36 exemplares
The Mystery of Right and Wrong (2021) 33 exemplares
The Time of Their Lives (1987) 13 exemplares

Associated Works

The Beggar Maid: Stories of Flo and Rose (1977) — Introdução, algumas edições1,269 exemplares


Conhecimento Comum



2.5 stars. Too long & ultimately dreary.
Abcdarian | 6 outras críticas | May 18, 2024 |
Child abuse, relationships, mental illness, family relationships
LoriRous | 3 outras críticas | Jan 25, 2024 |
Percy was born with FSS (Famous Someone Syndrome), where his hands, feet, and lips are all oversized; he also has an extremely large wine-red/purple “stain” on his face. He lives in St. John’s, Nfld with his beautiful single mom and her boarder, who also teaches at Percy’s school. A frequent visitor to their house is his mom’s friend, Medina. He also realizes there will never be a girl/woman who will love him or have sex with him; he figures his only hope is his mother. The story follows Percy from about 5 years old to 15.

Ok, as distasteful as that is, the story itself wasn’t bad. Initially, it reminded me of John Irving. It was pretty slow, though. It did pick up for me as I continued on, so I temporarily thought I might rate is just a bit higher, until something at the end of the book brought my rating back down to “ok”. It was apparently set in the 1950s and 60s, but I don’t recall if that was explicitly stated in the book. There was some humour and plenty of criticism of the Catholic Church.
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LibraryCin | 6 outras críticas | Apr 15, 2023 |
A tale of a sealer's son from Newfoundland at the turn of the

A tale set in late 1890's of a sealer's son from Newfoundland who meets a wealth man when they attend Princeton together. The story revolves around their relationship and betrayal by the wealthy man and how they continue to be in each other's lives to the detriment of both.
ElizabethCromb | 5 outras críticas | Mar 15, 2023 |



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