High Water Mark

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ISBN: 9781990770203
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High Water Mark

Stories from Atlantic Canada 1983-2023

  Editor :   Lesley Choyce  
  Publisher:  Pottersfield Press

High Water Mark is an anthology of short fiction from some of the finest writers of Atlantic Canada over the last forty years. Included are writers from various communities throughout the region and stories that reflect a wide range of writing talent from older and younger writers.

Twenty authors have contributed work to this long-awaited collection representative of the literature of the late twentieth and early twenty-first centuries. Among the contributors are Sheldon Currie, Harold Horwood, Maxine Tynes, Patrick O?Flaherty, J.J. Steinfeld, Budge Wilson, Carol Bruneau, Guyleigh Johnson and Chris Benjamin among others.

Fiction means many things to many people. As Life of Pi author, Yann Martel, noted, “Fiction is the selective transforming of reality. The twisting of it to bring out the essence.” Tim O’Brien, author of The Things They Carried, echoed this when he wrote, “That’s what fiction is for. It’s for getting at the truth when the truth isn’t sufficient for the truth.” Atlantic Canadian writers know instinctively that “truth” is not always what it seems and that it varies widely among cultural groups. Here, in heartfelt and often raw prose, a wealth of gifted authors from different backgrounds investigate their truths through a fictional lens, often pushing the boundaries of the genre to uncover and hold up to the light what is real and what is true. High Water Mark is a compendium of stories that indeed attempts to get at the essence of life in the Canadian Far East in all its rich diversity while exploring some of the hidden “truths” that are not always obvious in our day-to-day lives.

Details and Specs
ISBN associated with this title: 9781990770203
Item PC0356
PublisherPottersfield Press
PublisherPottersfield Press
Published on April 3 2023
Language eng
Pages 248
Format Paperback
Dimensions9(in) x 6(in)
Shipping weight354(g)
Lesley Choyce is the author of 90 books. He runs Pottersfield Press and teaches at Dalhousie University. Choyce has won The Dartmouth Book Award, The Atlantic Poetry Prize and The Ann Connor Brimer Award and has been shortlisted for the Governor General's Award for his writing.