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E only the barest of Wish's intimate thoughts and motivations While the romance intensifies Crummey casts his lovers in a wider shadow He brings to life the Newfoundland coastline its unforgiving waters the religious fervor and prejudice of its inhabitants their ceaseless work and the collective anxiety about the burgeoning warUnable to defeat Sadie’s mother and unable to uell his conscience after Sadie's breathless pleading Don't make a whore of me Wish flees to St John’s and enlists in the British army Sadie embarks on a frantic pursuit only to find him gone Defying her family she stays in the capital building a new life the reality of Wish's disappearance – the acute constant ache of it – gradually settling in Wish lands somewhere in southeast Asia and then finally in a Japanese POW camp He suffers agonizing torture under a particularly cruel guard known initially as the Interpreter We have met the Interpreter already Crummey has woven this man's narrative through the novel slowly revealing the origins of his uniue hatred toward the Canadian prisoners Born in British Columbia Nishino has experienced a harsh brand of discrimination It is through Nishino that Crummey provides a chilling example of how prejudice can breed exceptionally brutal cycles of violenceCrummey unveils the depths of his characters’ personalities with slow deliberation The layers of their pain suffering and love are peeled back with each recounted memory as the novel makes its transition into contemporary times With each memory that is unleashed the reader comes closer to understanding the choices the protagonists made the conseuences they endured and their subseuent feelings of frustration and guilt Fif Set in Newfoundland and Japan this is a compellingly good story of love

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The WreckageHaving achieved considerable success with his first novel River Thieves Michael Crummey has written a book that is eually stunning and compelling The Wreckage is a truly epic yet twisted romance that unfolds over decades and continents It engages readers on the austere shores of Newfoundland’s fishing villages and drags them across to Japanese POW camps during some of the worst events of the Second World War Haunting lyrical and deeply intimate Crummey’s language fully exposes his characters’ vulnerabilities as they struggle to come to terms with their guilt and regret over decisions made during their impulsive youths In the fishing villages of Newfoundland we come across an itinerant Wish Furey He’s a drifter and a projectionist traveling from island to island bringing films to isolated communities A Catholic in a staunchly Protestant community working with an alcoholic gambling partner Wish is immediately labeled an outsider On Little Fogo Island he spots a desirable young woman in the audience and embarks on an unwavering mission to possess her Mercedes Parsons – Sadie – is eually infatuated and yields to Wish's advances as much as her chaste upbringing will allowCrummey masterfully captures the ferocity of the young romance the coiled up sexual tension exploding in instances of pure pleasure and ending often in frustration The pair can steal only scattered moments alone as Sadie’s mother puts up a formidable defense against Wish whom she believes will bring only trouble However intent he seems on winning Sadie Wish's character remains mysteriously closed He is painfully silent around her family which only strengthens their mistrust Crummey seems to purposefully disclos Wish Furey is a young Catholic man making his way in Newfoundland off t

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kindle ☆ The Wreckage Hardcover ✓ [PDF / Epub] ✅ The Wreckage By Michael Crummey – Having achieved considerable success with his first novel River Thieves Michael Crummey has written a book that is eually stunning and compelling The Wreckage is a truly epic yet twisted romance that Having achieved considerable suTy years after Sadie’s flight from St John’s she returns to Newfoundland to scatter the ashes of her dead husband and collides with Wish whom she believed dead Sadie reflects “It was like being handed a photograph from a stranger’s collection one unexpected glimpse of that face when she thought her memories of it were complete” Memories can be taken out tampered with much like the film of the projectionist It is here that Crummey cracks open Wish's character There is a flood of revelations his sexual exploits as a teenager the bet made that he could conuer Sadie Nishino's murder and his own troubling reaction to it It's a narrative coup The reader is left as Sadie is stunned and grappling with these revelations and how our perceptions of his character have been altered Wish is angry sullen and paralyzed with guilt Yet he is still capable of love and being loved and Sadie is the only one left to remind himIt is a testament to Crummey’s gifts as a novelist that he can flow uite easily through time across landscapes and between vastly different characters He vividly captures the mental and physical anguish Wish experienced in the prison camps and with calm lucidity explores the motives of a Japanese soldier whose actions seem inhumanly cold and calculating Crummey toys with the readers’ sympathies suggesting there are few distinctions between the enemy and us He incorporates heartbreaking tragedy – the dropping of the atom bomb lynchings in America murderous revenge – to underscore the darker side of humanity Crummey shows that we are capable of violence but in the end he proves we are also capable of redemption forgiveness and can be led unashamed back to the ones we lov A hard story about hard people in hard times Well done but hard to real