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The Resource A Newfoundlander in Canada, Alan Doyle

A Newfoundlander in Canada, Alan Doyle

Label
A Newfoundlander in Canada
Title
A Newfoundlander in Canada
Statement of responsibility
Alan Doyle
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"Following the fantastic success of his bestselling memoir, Where I belong, Great Big Sea front man Alan Doyle returns with a hilarious, heartwarming account of leaving Newfoundland and discovering Canada for the first time. Armed with the same personable, candid style found in his first book, Alan Doyle turns his perspective outward from Petty Harbour toward mainland Canada, reflecting on what it was like to venture away from the comforts of home and the familiarity of the island. Often in a van, sometimes in a bus, occasionally in a car with broken wipers "using Bob's belt and a rope found by Paddy's Pond" to pull them back and forth, Alan and his bandmates charted new territory, and he constantly measured what he saw of the vast country against what his forefathers once called the Daemon Canada. In a period punctuated by triumphant leaps forward for the band, deflating steps backward and everything in between--opening for Barney the Dinosaur at an outdoor music festival, being propositioned at a gas station mail-order bride service in Alberta, drinking moonshine with an elderly church-goer on a Sunday morning in PEI--Alan's few established notions about Canada were often debunked and his own identity as a Newfoundlander was constantly challenged. Touring the country, he also discovered how others view Newfoundlanders and how skewed these images can sometimes be. Asked to play in front of the Queen at a massive Canada Day festival on Parliament Hill, the concert organizers assured Alan and his bandmates that the best way to showcase Newfoundland culture was for them to be towed onto stage in a dory and introduced not as Newfoundlanders but as "Newfies." The boys were not amused. Heartfelt, funny and always insightful, these stories tap into the complexities of community and Canadianness, forming the portrait of a young man from a tiny fishing village trying to define and hold on to his sense of home while navigating a vast and diverse and wonder-filled country."--
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Provided by publisher
Biography type
autobiography
Cataloging source
CaOONL
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1969-
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Doyle, Alan
Illustrations
maps
Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
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  • Doyle, Alan
  • Great Big Sea (Musical group)
  • Musicians
Target audience
general
Label
A Newfoundlander in Canada, Alan Doyle
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Note
  • "Always going somewhere, always coming home"--Cover
  • Map on endpages
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
ix, 244 pages
Isbn
9780385686198
Isbn Type
(hardcover)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
map
Ownership
*
System control number
  • pr01276600
  • (CaOWLBI)pr01276600
  • 360664
Label
A Newfoundlander in Canada, Alan Doyle
Publication
Copyright
Note
  • "Always going somewhere, always coming home"--Cover
  • Map on endpages
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
ix, 244 pages
Isbn
9780385686198
Isbn Type
(hardcover)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
map
Ownership
*
System control number
  • pr01276600
  • (CaOWLBI)pr01276600
  • 360664

Library Locations

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      900 Clark Avenue West, Vaughan, ON, L4J 8C1, CA
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      2191 Major Mackenzie Drive, Vaughan, ON, L6A 4W2, CA
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