Noman’s Land, a series of short stories

by JaneFairburn on October 13, 2012

Gwendolyn MacEwen at the Eastern Gap, Toronto Island, c. 1970.

I’ve been a little “incommunicado” of late, with the final edit of Along the Shore well underway. There’s another more in-depth blog post coming soon, but in the meantime, I thought you might want to have a look at the work of iconic writer and former Toronto Islander Gwendolyn MacEwen in Noman’s Land, a series of short stories published by Coach House Press in 1985. Toronto’s landmarks, ravines and waterfront areas are the backdrop for interior journeys through time and place, see:

MacEwen returns to the Island in “Nightchild”, where a boy plunges through thin ice on the Lagoon on Christmas Day. To read the story, click on: (the Island passages are just below the middle of the page, though other areas of the waterfront are also mentioned). Makes for interesting reading … j

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