An Islander Strikes Back

Patrick Ledwell

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ISBN: 9781927502259

An Islander Strikes Back

  Author:   Patrick Ledwell    
  Publisher:  Acorn Press

New from P.E.I.’s most beloved comedian!

A tiny land, on the outer lip of the known universe. A changing time, with empires hellbent on flattening all places into one. And a scrappy group of misfits, who unite to fight a future they don’t even recognize yet.

Sound familiar? That’s because we’re describing Prince Edward Island.

In his new book “An Islander Strikes Back” humourist Patrick Ledwell admits his little province is way behind the mainland. But it means Islanders like Ledwell can see where they’re going– about 10 years before they manage to get there.

A follow-up to “I Am an Islander” his hit first collection, “An Islander Strikes Back” hoists its battle flag on a cracking fault line between past and present, here and there, and releases the pressures for natural laughs. The short, funny pieces tap into deep-seated questions, roiling beneath the surface, such as “Does an aging population make me more attractive?” and “How can I possibly become alpha to my dog, when I pick up his deposits in a grocery bag?”

In “An Islander Strikes Back”, Patrick Ledwell sounds a rallying cry for comedic resistance everywhere. Won’t you join him?

Details and Specs
ISBN associated with this title:9781927502259
Item AC0114
PublisherAcorn Press
PublisherAcorn Press
Published onMay 5 2016
Language eng
Pages 172
Format Hardcover
Dimensions7(in) x 7(in)
Shipping weight452(g)
Status ACTIVE TITLE
Raised on PEI, and then returned to it, Patrick Ledwell draws on his experiences growing up in an Island family and the funny trials of staying true to his roots. He successfully delayed entering the workplace with degrees in literature and technology. After six years of teaching college, he had build up enough casual days (and e-mail nights) to supply material for a comedy career.  Patrick's smart, quick-witted comedy has brought him national recognition with multiple appearances on CBC Radio’s “The Debaters.” He has performed at the East Coast Music Awards and the Halifax Comedy Festival. His comic monologues have been a regular CBC Radio feature, all across the country. Patrick has co-created several original stage shows. He hosted and wrote all comedy material for the hit Charlottetown Festival show, “Come All Ye.” He also appeared with poet and musician Tanya Davis in two productions of “The New Potato-Time Review.”  He lives in Charlottetown P.E.I. with his wife Tara. This is his first book.