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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

No one has a clearer view of Atlantic Canada's literary endeavours over the past twenty years than Lesley Choyce. He is the founder of the literary journal Pottersfield Portfolio, and the publisher of Pottersfield Press. He has edited several fiction anthologies and has been the in-house editor of many books from Pottersfield Press including Making Waves, a collection of stories by emerging authors from Atlantic Canada. He is the author of more than fifty books in genres ranging from poetry and essays to autobiography, history and fiction for adults, young adults, and children. Among his recent books are the novels The Republic of Nothing, World Enough, and Cold Clear Morning, and the story collection Dance the Rocks Ashore. Choyce is the writer, host, and co-producer of the popular literary show television program, Off the Page with Lesley Choyce, which is broadcast across the country on Vision TV. He also teaches in the English department of Dalhousie University in Halifax and is leader of the rock band The Surf Poets.
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"Nova Scotia's answer to the Renaissance Man." — Peter Gzowski

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