Burrard Inlet is the body of water that divides Vancouver's North Shore from the rest of the Lower Mainland.
In this collection of award-winning stories, Tyler Keevil uses that rugged landscape as a backdrop for characters who are struggling against the elements, each other, and themselves.
A search-and-rescue volunteer looks for a missing snowboarder on Christmas Eve; two brothers retreat to the woods to shoot a film in memory of their dead friend; a reclusive forestry worker picks up a hitcher on his way down Mount Seymour; a young man finds a temporary haven on the ice barge where he works.
Written in a lean, muscular style, these are stories awash in blood and brine, and steeped in images of freedom and confinement.
Within that narrative framework, Burrard Inlet becomes more than a geographical location: it is a liminal space, a boundary and a barrier, a threshold to be crossed.
- Format: Paperback / softback
- Pages: 170 pages
- Publisher: Parthian Books
- Publication Date: 01/05/2014
- Category: Modern & contemporary fiction (post c 1945)
- ISBN: 9781908946898
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