This is a different Book. Something that seems to have strayed out from the old world and stumbled into our yuppie times.
It a poignant yet funny Tale capturing the warmth and weirdness of small-town life with earthy universal wisdom.
In this case, it's Cumberland, BC, Canada. This town goes on to become the chief character of the book. The best among a dozen other interesting human characters.
Reading this book is like going thru an old photo album. To relive a quaint heritage that no longer exists. And see it from the author's eyes; A village beside a forest and tucked up high in the clouds in the middle of a mountain range. With rivers and lakes no further than a stone's throw away. The sea not too far. And a collection of knickknacks and accessories found nowhere else in the world.
Small town books have become so rare that this novel stands out tall.
I am more of a ‘plot guy. I prefer intriguing plots with twists and turns, and punches. But was pleasantly surprised to read author Frank Wayne’s -no doubt, a descendant of John Wayne - portrayal of life. Like some medieval artist who has left his painting dry long ago and we keep finding new interesting details in old artwork.
A must-read for every lover of fiction.
Now don’t go checking Cumberland on trip advisor...