By Alan Doyle
Armed with an identical personable, candid kind present in his first ebook, Alan Doyle turns his viewpoint outward from Petty Harbour towards mainland Canada, reflecting on what it was once wish to enterprise clear of the comforts of domestic and the familiarity of the island.
Often in a van, occasionally in a bus, sometimes in a motor vehicle with damaged wipers "using Bob's belt and a rope stumbled on by way of Paddy's Pond" to drag them backward and forward, Alan and his bandmates charted new territory, and he continuously measured what he observed of the great kingdom opposed to what his forefathers as soon as referred to as the Daemon Canada. In a interval punctuated through positive leaps ahead for the band, deflating steps backward and every little thing in between—opening for Barney the Dinosaur at an outside track competition, being propositioned at a gasoline station mail-order bride provider in Alberta, consuming moonshine with an aged church-goer on a Sunday morning in PEI—Alan's few confirmed notions approximately Canada have been frequently debunked and his personal id as a Newfoundlander used to be consistently challenged. traveling the rustic, he additionally stumbled on how others view Newfoundlanders and the way skewed those photographs can occasionally be. requested to play in entrance of the Queen at a major Canada Day competition on Parliament Hill, the live performance organizers guaranteed Alan and his bandmates that tips on how to exhibit Newfoundland tradition used to be for them to be towed onto degree in a dory and brought now not as Newfoundlanders yet as "Newfies." the lads weren't amused.
Heartfelt, humorous and consistently insightful, those tales faucet into the complexities of neighborhood and Canadianness, forming the portrait of a tender guy from a tiny fishing village attempting to outline and carry directly to his feel of domestic whereas navigating an enormous and various and wonder-filled country.
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