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Downriver Drift

Downriver Drift

Tim Bowling
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In the middle of a March night nearly thirty years ago, a heavy fog rolls in off the Gulf of Georgia to smother a small fishing town at the mouth of the Fraser River. Ominous and unsettling, the fog sets the scene for a compelling series of events that will forever alter the town and the people who live there - especially the Mawsons, one of the many families whose survival depends on the rollercoaster fortunes of BC's commercial fishing industry.

Tense and timely, and set against the backdrop of one of the world's great rivers, Downriver Drift celebrates and mourns a traditional way of life that is rapidly disappearing. Bowling draws on the mysterious, powerful life cycle of the Pacific salmon to create a mythic narrative of human discovery, loss, conflict and forgiveness. With a poet's eye for detail and a storyteller's instinct for drama, he paints an unforgettable portrait of west coast fishing village, a world that has never been more stirringly represented in Canadian fiction.
 
"Tim Bowling is one of the few BC writers who understand they inhabit an area of almost mythic beauty and history. And it is Bowling's power as a poet - he's published three collections - that comes into play in Downriver Drift, his first novel. . . . If you love the Fraser, if you are curious to know about the lives of local fishermen, you could hardly do better than read this book.
-Bruce Serafin, Vancouver Sun

–Vancouver Sun

"I was a bit apprehensive about reading [Tim Bowling's] first novel, Downriver Drift, after having enjoyed his poetry so much. I was not disappointed. Living in a British Columbia fishing community for 14 years, I found this book enlightening and engaging. . . . This is a truly British Columbian novel, not to be missed."
-booksunderreview.com
–booksunderreview.com

 


Harbour Publishing
ISBN: 9781550172201
Paperback / softback
5.25 in x 8.0 in - 256 pp
Publication Date: 01/01/2000
BISAC Subject(s): FIC000000-FICTION / General, FIC019000-FICTION / Literary 

Description


In the middle of a March night nearly thirty years ago, a heavy fog rolls in off the Gulf of Georgia to smother a small fishing town at the mouth of the Fraser River. Ominous and unsettling, the fog sets the scene for a compelling series of events that will forever alter the town and the people who live there - especially the Mawsons, one of the many families whose survival depends on the rollercoaster fortunes of BC's commercial fishing industry.

Tense and timely, and set against the backdrop of one of the world's great rivers, Downriver Drift celebrates and mourns a traditional way of life that is rapidly disappearing. Bowling draws on the mysterious, powerful life cycle of the Pacific salmon to create a mythic narrative of human discovery, loss, conflict and forgiveness. With a poet's eye for detail and a storyteller's instinct for drama, he paints an unforgettable portrait of west coast fishing village, a world that has never been more stirringly represented in Canadian fiction.
 
"Tim Bowling is one of the few BC writers who understand they inhabit an area of almost mythic beauty and history. And it is Bowling's power as a poet - he's published three collections - that comes into play in Downriver Drift, his first novel. . . . If you love the Fraser, if you are curious to know about the lives of local fishermen, you could hardly do better than read this book.
-Bruce Serafin, Vancouver Sun

–Vancouver Sun

"I was a bit apprehensive about reading [Tim Bowling's] first novel, Downriver Drift, after having enjoyed his poetry so much. I was not disappointed. Living in a British Columbia fishing community for 14 years, I found this book enlightening and engaging. . . . This is a truly British Columbian novel, not to be missed."
-booksunderreview.com
–booksunderreview.com

 

Details


Harbour Publishing
ISBN: 9781550172201
Paperback / softback
5.25 in x 8.0 in - 256 pp
Publication Date: 01/01/2000
BISAC Subject(s): FIC000000-FICTION / General, FIC019000-FICTION / Literary