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Take twenty-eight writers from North Vancouver Island and the Discovery Islands. Give them a theme that opens up endless possibilities. What do you get? A fascinating collection of musing and memoirs about ‘breaking out, getting away, busting free, evading, eluding, avoiding…’ Humour, whimsy, insight, tragedy? You’ll find all of that and more as this diverse group of writers and artists explore what escape means to them.
Published by Peregrin Publishing
Praise for Escape
Twenty-eight writers, from careful journeymen to exhilarated beginners, take readers on a swirling, bobbing ride through the unusual lives of islanders that’s not unlike a Boston whaler running Seymour Narrows. Campbell River Courier-Islander editor Neil Cameron provides a poignant and moving sketch of an encounter with an underage poacher; Peter Davies offers a window into the gritty side of island life with a graphic (that’s graphic as in illustrated) short story, Campbell Joe; Jocelyn Reekie recounts a diver’s encounter with a pod of killer whales. There are bush pilots dodging clag where the mountains disappear into the clouds and an angler who encounters an antlered deer in an offshore kelp bed; there are poems, stories, essays and memoirs — perfect for the night table and pre-sleep dipping.Stephen Hume, Vancouver Sun
sooooo good! I have to say I’m over the moon with Escape …all the great contributors. My goodness, what an achievement. It looks like writers from Quadra and the islands have literally crawled out of the trees and rocks and here they are. I especially like the variety with the poems, the graphics, and illustrations – and the theme! Brava to Escape – and for an escape! A most enjoyable read.Janice Kenyon, Writer