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By John Bemrose

John Bemrose's hugely acclaimed nationwide bestseller tells the tale of a relatives who slips from fortune's favour in a southwestern Ontario mill city through the mid-1960s. Like his father ahead of him, Alf Walker is a fixer within the neighborhood fabric mill. whilst a labour dispute forces him to select from loyalty to his neighbors and his personal development, Alf's activities inadvertently set in movement a chain of occasions that would reverberate a ways into the longer term. in the meantime, Alf's spouse, Margaret, needs to reconcile her middle-class upbringing together with her blue-collar fact, as her marriage is undermined via forces she can't identify. And after their eldest son, Joe, falls headlong for a woman he first glimpses on a bridge, the boy unearths his international overturned by means of the eagerness and uncertainty of younger love. without delay intimate and epic in scope, The Island Walkers follows the Walker relatives to the very backside in their evening, basically to substantiate, after all, life's regenerative power.

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