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The Resource A world elsewhere, Wayne Johnston

A world elsewhere, Wayne Johnston

Label
A world elsewhere
Title
A world elsewhere
Statement of responsibility
Wayne Johnston
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Set in the late nineteenth century, "A World Elsewhere" is an intricately woven tale of humour and emotion, of family and friendship, of ambition and destitution. At its centre is Landish Druken, son of a Newfoundland sealing captain, who turns his back on family tradition and wishes to become a writer. Well-mannered and eloquent, Landish sets off from St John's to Princeton University, where he is befriended by 'Van' Vanderluyden, son of the wealthiest man in America, and later betrayed by him. Landish is banished from Princeton and his hopes crumble. Returning to St John's, he adopts Deacon, an orphan, the son of his father's first mate. Outcast, fighting off destitution, Landish raises Deacon alone, with no tools other than trust, humour and compassion. But when poverty casts them out of their home, there is only one person left to turn to: Van. They make the long journey to North Carolina, where Van has built Vanderland, a huge, magnificent castle. There they are swiftly pulled into a world of deception and murder, and the mettle of the exceptional Landish, and the bond with his adopted son, is truly tested. This is a novel of great invention and emotional intensity, "A World Elsewhere" is unexpected and extraordinary, and a work emblematic of Wayne Johnston's brilliance
Summary
A young man from St. John's attends Princeton University where his life becomes intertwined with the son of the richest man in America.
Theme
Storyline
Pace
Tone
Writing style
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10015161
Cataloging source
QSCL
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Johnston, Wayne
Index
no index present
Literary form
fiction
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True
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  • Orphans
  • Murder
  • Betrayal
  • Adoption
  • Poverty
  • Newfoundland and Labrador
Target audience
general
Label
A world elsewhere, Wayne Johnston
Instantiates
Publication
Control code
000049613756
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
294 p.
Isbn
9780224096607
Isbn Type
(hbk.)
Label
A world elsewhere, Wayne Johnston
Publication
Control code
000049613756
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
294 p.
Isbn
9780224096607
Isbn Type
(hbk.)

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