The stories in "Island" tell about death, family ties and the pull of traditions transplanted from Scotland to the harsh New World. Sixteen spare, evocative masterworks: men and women acting out their own peculiar mortality against the unforgiving landscape of cape Breton Island.

The sixteen exquisitely crafted stories in Island prove Alistair MacLeod to be a master. Quietly, precisely, he has created a body of work that is among the greatest to appear in English in the last fifty years.

Island by Alistair MacLeod (2000)

Island: The Complete Stories: Alistair MacLeod

Remembering the late, great Alistair MacLeod with his insightful essay on how geography shapes and influences CanLit and A Writer's Life

Life influences essay Influence essays are about a real or fictional character who has had significant influence on your life. This might be a relative, friend, coworker, musician, writer.

Cabot Trail Writers Festival to pay tribute to Alistair MacLeod - Living - Cape Breton Post

The Cape Breton Post was founded in 1901 and is based in Sydney. It has the largest readership of any publication based in Cape Breton.

Alistair MacLeod

Alistair MacLeod

Alistair macLeod - Google Search

Alistair macLeod - Google Search

Alistair MacLeod obituary

Alistair MacLeod obituary

Canadian short story writer and novelist inspired by the tough beauty of Cape Breton

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