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An Avalanche of Ocean

The Life and Times of a Nova Scotia Immigrant

by Lesley Choyce

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A book about a love affair with Nova Scotia, about the search for a sane and magnificent asylum away from the industrial world. It explores life and death on Cape Breton, an eclectic approach to winter, Labrador, Saskatoon, smuggling tomatoes into Canada, a strip search at the hands of the Mounties in a Labrador airport, an attempt to hike on foot the entire coastline of Nova Scotia, cigarettes, skateboards, winter surfing in Canada, the decline and fall of outhouses, ravens, the Alaskan Highway, Iceland, divine intervention in Pictou County.

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Lesley Choyce

LESLEY CHOYCE is a novelist and poet living at Lawrencetown Beach in Nova Scotia. A former grand champion of the Men's Open Canadian National Surfing Championships he surfs on the Atlantic coast year-round along with running a literary publishing house and teaching English at Dalhousie University. He also has a regular nationally-broadcast program on Vision TV called Off the Page with Lesley Choyce. He is the author of more than fifty books of poetry fiction and non-fiction for adults and children including Carrie's Crowd and Go For It Carrie. His writing has earned him several awards including two Dartmouth Book Awards and the Ann Connor Brimer Award for the Young Adult novel Good Idea Gone Bad. Five of his previous Formac novels have received the Canadian Children's Book Centre's "Our Choice" Award. The Ottawa Citizen calls him "a national treasure."
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"Nova Scotia's answer to the Renaissance Man." — Peter Gzowski

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