Sunday, March 2, 2008

"livyer" sighting: LIVYERS WORLD by Robin McGrath

The year is 2150. Ninety percent of the world's population has been wiped out. Civilization has evolved to accommodate various cultures. In Newfoundland, a 'livyer' culture dominates. The population is a quarter of what it was and spread out over a greater area in small 'tiltons' - communities of people who live in the bush but travel out to the coast to trade. Viddy, the protagonist, has to learn to function in this new society, which takes pride in its mixed Inuit/Newfoundland heritage.
Robin McGrath is also the author of the novel Donovan's Station narrated by Janis Spence and Coasting Trade: a Performance for Three Voices, narrated (in order of appearance) by Robert Joy, Rick Boland and Anita Best. Both are available in audio from Rattling Books.

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