McEwen, Jim (2019) Fearnoch. Masters thesis, Memorial University of Newfoundland.

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Fearnoch is the story, or stories, of the inhabitants of Fearnoch, Ontario, a fictional rural Ottawa Valley town on the cusp of disaster. It is an interconnected gathering of small stories swept together and dependent on each other. A boy watches pigs getting castrated and worries about his aging father. A young woman is nervous to return home, having not delivered on her promise. A socialist government employee plots a revolution and feuds with his former friend, a conservative farmer. And a depressed man tries to find his spine while working at the Fearnoch dump. They love each other; they hate each other; they forget and they remember. The disputes between the townspeople swell into a catastrophe that cuts through town. Before the end, each character remembers their humility, the humanity in their neighbour and their place as a piece of something bigger than themselves.

Item Type: Thesis (Masters)
URI: http://research.library.mun.ca/id/eprint/13977
Item ID: 13977
Keywords: English, Creative Writing, Fiction
Department(s): Humanities and Social Sciences, Faculty of > Creative Writing
Date: August 2019
Date Type: Submission
Library of Congress Subject Heading: Ottawa River Valley (Québec and Ont.)--Fiction; Canadian fiction

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