CQout Online Auctions CQout Online Auctions Home register to sell and buy at CQout! read our Frequently Asked Questions buy at CQout!sell at CQout! services for CQout registered users search for items or usernames at CQout
Click to enlarge image
Click to enlarge image
Keyword Filter
Advanced Search
Seller ID Filter
Category Filter
Books, Comics, Magazines
Antiquarian, Rare & First Editions
Antiques & Collectables
Art, Architecture & Photography
Audio Books
Calendars, Diaries, Annuals
Children,Young Adults Books
Comics & Graphic Novels
Computing & Internet
Cookery & Food
Crime, Thrillers & Mystery
Educational & Text Books
Fiction - General
Gay & Lesbian
Health, Family & Lifestyle
Hobbies, Crafts & Games
Home Improvements
Horror & Fantasy
Horticulture & Gardening
Information Products, e-books
Management & Business
Manuals & Handbooks
Military, Police & Services
Mind, Body & Spirit
Music, Stage & Screen
Nature, Wildlife & Animals
Poetry, Drama & Criticism
Pass times & Leisure
Printed Ephemera
Religion & Spirituality
Science, Technical & Medical
Science Fiction
Social Sciences
Stage & Screen
Topography/ Local Interest
Travel & Holidays
Transport & Motoring
True Crimes
Other Books, Comics, Magazines
Item Title:

The Island Walkers: A Novel- John Bemrose


Books, Comics, Magazines


Fiction - General

Item Condition: Used
Current Time:27 Oct 16 02:53:06
Time & Datedisplayed is forUnited States - EDT
Auction Closes:Learn more about Instant Buy

Quantity: (2 Available)
Price per item: £23.16 ($28.42)

Postage: £8.99 ($11.03)
  Change Default Country For Your View Settings
Select Your Country:

Change default country to United KingdomUK
Change default country to IrelandIreland
Change default country to CanadaCanada
Change default country to AustraliaAustralia
Change default country to United StatesUSA

What do you want from an online auction site?

CQ has been doing all of that since 1999. We haven't made a big noise about it, we've just quietly collected Buyers and Sellers in over 80 countries by word of mouth, doing things the best way we know how and responding to our users needs.

Want to join the CQ community? Just click on your home country to start.
To: United States (change country) | see all details |
Payments: You can pay with your Debit or Credit card using, EasyPay, our in-house payment service You can pay with your Debit or Credit card using SecurePay, our in-house escrow service card logos
Sell to:International
Item Specifics - Books ISBN : 0805074112
Author :
23.16 2641876 Title: The Island Walkers: A Novel Recommended Retail Price : 13.11 Our Price : 1.06 You Save : 12.05 (92% discount) ISBN : 0805074112 Author : John Bemrose Publisher : Henry Holt Media : Hardcover SK
Lot # 2641876
This item has been viewed 303 times
Seller Info
Discounted Books (8|0)
Learn more about trusted vendors
  Learn more about trade sellers
Item Location: Leicester
Seller Location: United Kingdom

Ask A Question
Seller's other items
Item Description
Email this listing to a friendtop
Title: The Island Walkers: A Novel

ISBN : 0805074112
Author : John Bemrose
Publisher : Henry Holt
Media : Hardcover
SKU MIX6-U6-109E-MOV6-1669


Brand new books, dispatch from our warehouse in the UK

From Publishers Weekly&newline;&newline;Set in a Canadian mill town in the mid-1960s, this solemn, accomplished first novel charts the fate of mill worker Alf Walker and his family as the town teeters on the brink of great upheaval. In 1965, Bannerman's mills, the largest employer in Attawan, Ontario, are taken over by Intertex, a textile conglomerate with an eye for cost cutting. After the first round of layoffs, a union organizer comes to Attawan, attracting suspicion from both management and workers, many of whom remember the disastrous results of an ill-planned strike in 1949. Alf, reluctant to jeopardize his standing as heir apparent to the foreman's job, is particularly skeptical of the drive to unionize. However, when Alf's desire to please the new management leads to unintended consequences, he begins to reconsider his position. Meanwhile, Alf's son Joe, a studious teenager who plans to go to college, falls for Anna Macrimmon, a worldly new classmate whose father is an accountant at Intertex. At the other end of the social spectrum, Joe's younger brother, Jamie, befriends Billy Boileau, son of a poor half-Indian mother, prompting Jamie's mother, Margaret, to label the Boileaus &doublequote;not our kind of people,&doublequote; and going so far as to ban the child from her home. Bemrose's rather studied, deliberate prose and self-conscious lyricism slow the pace at first, but as the novel gains momentum, its exploration of class and vivid sense of place give it weight and depth. &newline;Copyright 2003 Reed Business Information, Inc.&newline;&newline;&newline;From Booklist&newline;&newline;The Walker family lives in the Island, a small neighborhood of working-class homes along a bend in the Attawan River of Ontario. Like the Island's other residents, Alf Walker has worked at the Bannerman's textile mill since he returned from World War II with his English wife, Margaret. Bannerman's seems like a fortress for the Island, unchanging and implacable, until the news comes that a Quebec-based firm has purchased the mill. Firings quickly follow, a union organizer arrives, and the remaining workers scramble to choose sides in a bid to keep their livelihoods. For Alf's sensitive son Joe, who is working toward a college scholarship, change comes to the Island in the shape of the beautiful and enigmatic Anna, a troubled girl far beyond her classmates in both imagination and experience. Bemrose writes with quiet power, unflinchingly depicting the painful aftershocks that occur when the forces of modernity collide with the forces of custom. This is an astonishing debut, a big and breathtaking family novel that is both understated and passionate. Meredith Parets&newline;Copyright American Library Association. All rights reserved

Shipping Worldwide

uk  eu  ireland usa  canada

gold star

Over 15,000 Books

Largest Book Shop

  • Combine your orders and make a big saving on the postage and packing
terms and conditions
  • Please note due to our discounted prices and high demand, books do go out of stock, if this is the case we will notify you and refund you in full.
  • The term P & P means Postage Packaging Material and Handling cost. We try to provide our customers with good service consisting of quality packaging and fast dispatch (please see our feedback).
  • We have standard P & P charges for our book range as follows (this only applies to mainland UK only), if you are in N.Ireland, the Highlands or off shore please email us for a combined postage rate.

Learn more about trusted vendorsLearn more about trade sellers
View this Seller's Returns Policy

Postage & PackingUnited KingdomInternational
ExpressNot Specified - AskNot Specified - Ask

Payment Options:
Integrated OnlineYou can pay with your Debit or Credit card using EasyPay, our in-house payment serviceYou can pay with your Debit or Credit card using SecurePay, our in-house escrow service

Ask the seller a question top

Use this form to send an email to the seller to ask questions you may have about this item only.
Always Ask Before you bid. You can not retract a bid once an auction is closed.

See More Great Items From This Seller top
Click here for details
Hand-me-down Heartache- Tajuana 'T.J.' Butler

Closes: Instant Buy
Current Bid: £4.37 ($5.36) (no reserve)
Click here for details
Gunsmith Cats: Bonnie and Clyde- Kenichi Sonoda

Closes: Instant Buy
Current Bid: £7.43 ($9.12) (no reserve)
Click here for details
Half in Love- Justin Cartwright

Closes: Instant Buy
Current Bid: £4.82 ($5.91) (no reserve)
Click here for details
Half Broken Things- Morag Joss

Closes: Instant Buy
Current Bid: £8.34 ($10.23) (no reserve)
Click here for details
Hidden Camera (Eastern European Literature)- Zoran Zivkovi

Closes: Instant Buy
Current Bid: £6.44 ($7.90) (no reserve)
Click here for details
Hellsing: Impure Souls Anime Manga (Hellsing): Impure Soul

Closes: Instant Buy
Current Bid: £4.80 ($5.89) (no reserve)
Click here for details
Hell to Pay- George P. Pelecanos

Closes: Instant Buy
Current Bid: £1.75 ($2.15) (no reserve)

© CQout Ltd., 1999-2016 home | help | services | search | listings | register | affiliates | RightsWatch | about us | press | Blog | contact us
All Rights Reserved. Use of this website constitutes acceptance of our terms & conditions and site rules.