Burrard Inlet

Keevil, Tyler (2014) Burrard Inlet. Parthian, Cardigan. ISBN 9781908946898

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Abstract

Burrard Inlet is the body of water that divides Vancouver’s North Shore from the rest of the Lower Mainland. In this collection of award-winning stories, Tyler Keevil uses that rugged landscape – where the city meets the mountains, and civilisation meets the wild – as a backdrop for characters struggling against the elements, each other and themselves. A search-and-rescue volunteer looks for a missing snowboarder on Christmas Eve; two brothers retreat to the woods to shoot a film in memory of their dead friend; a reclusive forestry worker picks up a hitcher on his way down Mount Seymour; a young man finds a temporary haven on the ice barge where he works. Written in a lean, muscular style, these are stories awash in blood and brine, and steeped in images of freedom and confinement. Within that narrative framework, Burrard Inlet becomes more than a geographical location: it is a liminal space, a boundary and a barrier, a threshold to be crossed.

Item Type: Book
Uncontrolled Keywords: Short Story; Short Story Collections; Canadian Short Fiction;
Subjects: P Language and Literature > PN Literature (General)
P Language and Literature > PR English literature > PR750 Prose
Divisions: Schools and Research Institutes > School of Liberal and Performance Arts > Literary and Critical Studies
Research Priority Areas: Being Human - Past, Present & Future
Depositing User: Tyler Keevil
Date Deposited: 07 Sep 2016 08:46
Last Modified: 17 Mar 2017 12:22
URI: http://eprints.glos.ac.uk/id/eprint/3876

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