Settlement of Memory, A

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Author: Gordon Rodgers
Genre: Fiction
Pages: 280
Dimensions: 7.5 x 5 x .75 in
Weight: 0.9 kg
Published: August 15, 2005
ISBN: 9781894294867

When Tom Vincent’s father dies on a foundry floor, the owner offers fourteen-year-old Tom the stewardship of a store on isolated Reach Run Island.

Thus begins the odyssey of Tom Vincent – storekeeper, book lover, telegrapher, fisherman, farmer, healer, union organizer, politician and visionary. A Settlement of a Memory is a story of greed, oppression, love, human frailty and, as Stan Dragland observed, it is “…[a] wonderful tale of the inexorable drive to freedom in the teeth of vested interest….” Constructed with passionate attention to detail, A Settlement of a Memory both imagines the past and explores the power and limitations of vision to shape the future.

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