The Island Walkers

The Island Walkers

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A powerful first novel about a family that slips from fortune's favor and a town broken by the forces of modernity

Across a bend of Ontario's Attawan River lies the Island, a working-class neighborhood of whitewashed houses and vine-freighted fences, black willows and decaying sheds. Here, for generations, the Walkers have lived among the other mill workers.

The family's troubles begin in the summer of 1965, when a union organizer comes to town and Alf Walker is forced… (more)