Twelve Miles to Midnight

Twelve Miles to Midnight Andr Narbonne s first collection of award winning stories Twelve Miles to Midnight abounds with intriguing and raw characters a mother who flees to a wild island in Northern Ontario to protect her s

  • Title: Twelve Miles to Midnight
  • Author: Andre Narbonne
  • ISBN: 9780887535598
  • Page: 495
  • Format: Paperback
  • Andr Narbonne s first collection of award winning stories, Twelve Miles to Midnight, abounds with intriguing and raw characters a mother who flees to a wild island in Northern Ontario to protect her son from the vengeance of strangers a mad captain on an icebound oil tanker stalked by an invisible predator a Melvillean chef who prefers not to cook a sex worker seekingAndr Narbonne s first collection of award winning stories, Twelve Miles to Midnight, abounds with intriguing and raw characters a mother who flees to a wild island in Northern Ontario to protect her son from the vengeance of strangers a mad captain on an icebound oil tanker stalked by an invisible predator a Melvillean chef who prefers not to cook a sex worker seeking transcendence In twelve piercingly authentic stories, Narbonne crafts a compellingly human world in which compassion is the genius of commonplace heroes and heroines.Stories in this collection have won the David Adams Richards Prize 2008 , and the Atlantic Writing Contest 1998 , and placed in the Prairie Fire s short story contest 2014 , and Storyteller Magazine s Great Canadian Short Story Contest 2006 Some of the stories saw publication in Best Canadian Stories, Prairie Fire, Jonah Magazine, The Antigonish Review, Alimentum, Storyteller Magazine, and Sage of Consciousness Twelve Miles to Midnight feels like so much than the sum of its parts, never straying from the small particulars of ordinary lives yet somehow achieving the breadth and depth of an epic Narbonne writes with a rare humanity and insight, giving all his characters their due and uniquely attuned to the ties that bind them Nino Ricci, author of The Origin of Species Though Twelve Miles to Midnight covers lots of cold, hard territory from Northern Ontario, to Cape Breton, to an ice bound tanker trapped off the coast of Newfoundland there is no denying the intimate warmth of Narbonne s writing, the careful craftsmanship of his stories, and the tenderness of his characterization This is one beautiful, tough book, full of complex relationships and sometimes angry compassion I bet David Adams Richards and Herman Melville could appreciate what s happening in here I hope you will, too Alexander MacLeod, author of Light Lifting These are stories of loss lost jobs, lost loved ones, lost lives People lost to cancer, accident, their own hand Lost childhood and lost relationships Their consolation is to tell the stories, the old hope that to set down the right words in the right order has the power not to make sense of loss but simply to remember it Twelve Miles to Midnight is a superbly crafted gift honest, compelling, and deeply moving Nick Mount, University of Toronto

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    • Andre Narbonne

      A marine engineer by first trade, Andr Narbonne was living out of his duffel bag when he arrived in Halifax on a damaged tanker in the mid eighties He completed two degrees in English at Dalhousie University and a PhD at the University of Western Ontario He teaches English Creative Writing at the University of Windsor.

    869 thoughts on “Twelve Miles to Midnight

    • A carefully crafted and deceptive collection of loosely-linked stories. Narbonne has a great feel for the nuance and subtlety of human interaction (and motivation) and the stories are seldom predictable because of this. The prose is controlled, rarely flashy, but shines nonetheless with an economical poetry (to phrase it unpoetically). Favourite stories were Half the Battle, The Last Chair, and The Enchantment of Circe. Full review will appear online at Atlantic Books Today.


    • Disclaimer: 1. I got a copy of this book from the author, with whom—25 years ago—I was involved, dated, lived with, survived, whatever label you’d like to attach to it. 2. The truth is: I fell in love with the author in large part because of the voice in his writing—the voice of a distant yet compassionate observer imbibed with a universality derived from specific experience. I’ve never felt obligated, in any way, to write positive reviews of his work. 3. In literary fiction, I reserve [...]


    • This book works as a novel made up of short stories, following the main (but not exclusive) protagonist from youth to adulthood, but its real strength is the elegant crafting of each story. Each is paced to perfection, takes you into the world of its characters and atmosphere, and completes a satisfying arc. I found the glimpses into life at sea particularly fascinating. Much of it is beautiful, emotional, and occasionally there were bits that had me laughing out loud. A great, flowing read as a [...]


    • Twelve Miles to Midnight was such a great read! My favourite pieces were "Half the battle," and "Enchantment of Circe."It gave me an impression of "Moby Dick" a bit. Not just because many of the stories were about a ship out of port, but because of the interconnectedness of the stories.One of my favourite aspects was the different perspectives on characters. I loved how we got to see California grow as a person.Despite not being in my top two favourite stories, my favourite line comes from "Noth [...]


    • The stories in this collection show a writer with a wonderful sense of what motivates people to do what they do. A couple of the stories took my breath away, particularly the first two.


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