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Return of the Native (2007) [Novel]
by Jonathan Butler Rating: Weighted - 6.7 / Average - 6.0 of 10 (1 votes) (Rate!)
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Summary (From the publisher):

Kissing the big-city life goodbye, Udo Nomi returns to Newfoundland from Toronto for a once-in-a-lifetime chance to be a hero for his people, to help free "The Republic". In a comic, quasi-parody of the liberties taken by contemporary writers of historical fiction, Udo discovers the quagmires which exist in historical scholarship. The past is not so certain after all. Perhaps what really matters, Udo comes to learn, is the way we narrate the present and our own role in it.

Original title: Return of the Native


Genre: FictionGeneral FictionHumorParody
FictionGeneral FictionRegional Interest

Edition #1: Return of the Native

Return of the Native (2007)
Edition Details:

Language: English

  • "A sharp, smart, funny, whimsical first novel." Wayne Johnston
  • "A rum-soaked remake of Thomas Hardy's classic, Jonathan Butler's Return of the Native staggers the streets of St. John's with its unlikely heroes on their quixotic quest to win the independence of their island home. Butler's unusual debut is honest, rough, emotional, and more than a little drunk, a Newfoundland novel with a mainland twist." Nick Mount, author of When Canadian Literature Moved to New York
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Return of the Native (2007)

Format: Paperback
Place of publication: St. Johns, Canada

ISBN: 9781550812305
Pages: 159

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