Hoist Your Sails and Run

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Hoist Your Sails and Run

Hoist Your Sails and Run
Author:
ROBIN MCGRATH
Imprint:
Tuckamore Books
Format:
5.5" x 8.5" paper
ISBN:
1-894294-11-4
ISBN 13:
978-1-894294-11-9
# of pages:
160 pages
Published:
©1999
Our Price
$ 3.00

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  2. About the Author
  • Overview

    Knowing of an ancestor's confrontation with a legendary giant squid more than a century ago, Aquin White begins a high school science project on the mysterious creature and soon comes to learn of its importance to his family. Soon Aquin's world is turned upside down when he must come to terms with the ensuing death of his grandfather, his changing relationship with his best friend Emma and the fact that he may have to leave Newfoundland forever.

    This look at teenage life in a contemporary outport confronts teen issues such as religion, sex, peer pressure, suicide and alcoholism with honesty and humour.

  • About the Author

    Robin McGrath


    Robin McGrath is the author or editor of fifteen books, including Trouble and Desire (1995), Escaped Domestics (1998), Hoist Your Sails and Run (1999), Donovan's Station (2002), Covenant of Salt (2005), and Livyers World(2007).  She has published over two hundred pieces in magazines such as Beaver, Inuit Art Quarterly, Parchment, TickleAce, Fiddlehead and Room of One's Own. 

    She is an occasional contributer to CBC Radio, has written and narrated three video scripts, had her first play staged in 2002, and is currently the non-fiction columnist for the St. John's newspaper The Telegram.

    Robin was born in Newfoundland and lives in Labrador with her husband, provincial court judge, John Joy.  She is a member of The Writers Union of Canada and the Letterset Association of Newfoundland and Labrador.

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