The Heaviness of Things That Float

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  • Paperback
  • 288 pages
  • The Heaviness of Things That Float
  • Jennifer Manuel
  • English
  • 27 December 2018
  • 1771620871

About the Author: Jennifer Manuel

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The Heaviness of Things That Float Jennifer Manuel skilfully depicts the lonely world of Bernadette, a woman who has spent the last forty years living alone on the periphery of a remote West Coast First Nations reserve, serving as a nurse for the community This is a place where truth and myth are deeply intertwined and stories are like organisms all their own, life upon life, the way moss grows around poplar trunks and barnacles atop crab shells, the way golden chanterelles spring from hemlock needles They spread in the cove with the kelp and the eelgrass, and in the rainforest with the lichen, the cedars, the swordferns They pelt down inside raindrops, erode thick slabs of driftwood, puddle the old logging road that these days led to nowhere Only weeks from retirement, Bernadette finds herself unsettled, with no immediate family of her own how does she fit into the world Her fears are complicated by the role she has played within their community a keeper of secrets in a place too small for secrets And then a shocking announcement crackles over the VHF radio of the remote medical outpost Chase Charlie, the young man that Bernadette loves like a son, is missing The community is thrown into upheaval, and with the surface broken, raw dysfunction, pain and truths float to the light. New Read The Heaviness of Things That Float [ author ] Jennifer Manuel [ Kindle ePUB or eBook ] – scottishhomebakingawards.co.uk

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10 thoughts on “The Heaviness of Things That Float

  1. Elinor says:

    When you read a first novel like this one, you just think wow Jennifer Manuel has a real gift for description, for characters, and for unveiling an interesting story one layer at a time Being Canadian, I was naturally interested in her portrayal of our indigenous people, which was very well done All her characters were genuine individuals, with a range of human talents and fai...

  2. Virginia says:

    Read this in 24 hours It s the type of book you will think about for a long time after you have put the book down Loved it.

  3. Fran says:

    The author s knowledge and experience of life on a First Nations reserve on the West Coast live in this book It is the story of a poignant and painful realization of Bernadette, a nurse on the reserve, as she is about to retire after 40 years living in the community The disappearance of Chase Charlie, the young man who Bernadette has loved as a son throws her and the community into upheaval Particularly the last chapters as the story moves to the climax are gripping and immersive This book i The author s knowledge and experience of life on a First Nations reserve on the West Coast live in this book It is the story of a poignant and painful realization of Bernadette, a nurse on the res...

  4. Lauren Davis says:

    Although this isn t a perfect book what book is , it s a book well worth reading It s moving, and does a good job of exploring the fault lines between cultures The main character is complicated and difficult and, most importantly, interesting Although at times the author doesn t seem to trust her ability to tell this story, and over explains, where a lighter touch might have beeneffective, for a first novel is faraccomplished than most The relationship between whites and Indige Although this isn t a perfect book what book is , it s a book well worth reading It s moving, and does a good job of exploring the fault lines between cultures The main character is complicated and difficult and, most importantly, interesting Although at times the author doesn t seem to trust her ability to tell this story, and over explains, where a lighter touch might h...

  5. Magdelanye says:

    You have to turn in a circle many times to get the truth, picking up just a little each time, taking it indigesting it p47In such a circuitous fashion, JM weaves a story around the complications of displacement and belonging the exclusive nature of community and the crucial role of tradition Fearless in her excavations, based on her own experiences as a white service provider in a remote native community, she asks if it is possible to overcome the cultural divide and find true communion o You have to turn in a circle many times to get the truth, picking up just a little each time, taking it indigesting it p47In such a circuitous fashion, JM weaves a story around the complications of displacement and belonging the exclusive nature of community and the crucial role of tradition Fearless in her excavations, based on her own experiences as a white service provider in a remote native commun...

  6. Jeff says:

    Simply put, this is one of the best books I ve ever read Perhaps it resonatedthan it might have at some earlier stage in my life because I ve lived on the west coast of Vancouver Island for nine years now, and I read the book on little San Rafael Island overlooking Yuquot on Nootka Island, where only one family remains It s certainly the first time I ve seen the handful of words we use here chumiss, klecko, chuu, kakawin, puui in print I ve flown over the island named Toomista in Simply put, this is one of the best books I ve ever read Perhaps it resonatedthan it might have at some earlier stage in my life because I ve lived on the west coast of Vancouver Island for nine years now, and I read the book on little San Rafael Island overlooking Yuquot on Nootka Island, where only one family remains It s certainly the first time I ve seen the handful of words we use here chumiss, klecko, chuu, kakawin, puui in print I ve flown over the...

  7. Dsinglet says:

    This book moved me on so many levels First, there is well crafted story about Bernadette a nurse, retiring after 40 yrs at a remote outpost near a reserve She has been friend, enemy, confidant and keeper of clan secrets through her medical records She is about to return to a mainland life where there is no family or friends left to her She will give up the people she has loved and adopted as family A young nurse, Wren, arrives to replace her Wren is beautifully drawn as a complex, caring This book moved me on so many levels First, there is well crafted story about Bernadette a nurse, retiring after 40 yrs at a remote outpost near a reserve She has been friend, enemy, confidant and keeper of clan secrets through her medical records She is about to return to a mainland life where there is no family or friends left to her She will give up the people she has loved and adopted as family A young nurse, Wren, arrives to replace her Wren is beautifully drawn as a complex, caring nurse We,the readers don t know whether to love or fear here and so the plot and tension build Then there is the disappearance of Chase Charlie, a boy Bernadette partially raised and loves like a son He goes missing She tries to find him and unravel the mysteries round him, some Stories true, some complicated legends.I realized as I mulled over this book that the author dealt with the issues of suicides and poor living conditions on the reserve in an organic way by writing it into her story It made the loss...

  8. Jen says:

    The Heaviness of Things that Float, is a beautiful, haunting story We follow Bernadette, a nurse who has served a First Nations Community for 40 years, and experience the upheaval that occurs in her life following the dispearance of Chase Charlie, a young man she loved like a son Jennifer Manuel brings a remote but mystical environment to life as she examines the changes in beliefs, relationships, and views that Bernadette experiences as the story progresses Using language that is lyric The Heaviness of Things that Float, is a beautiful, haunting story We follow Bernadette, a nurse who has served a First Nations Community for 40 years, and experience the upheaval that occurs in her life following the dispearance of Chase Charlie, a young man she loved like a son Jennifer Manuel brings a remote but mystical environment to life as she examines the changes in beliefs, relationships, and views that Bernadette experiences as the story progresses Using language that is lyrical and powerful, ...

  9. Maryan says:

    This is the story of a dedicated nurse who after 40 years of serving her nearby native community faces retirement with trepidation and regret Tension builds and seams rip apart in the community when a man Bernadette has loved like a son goes missing She grapples with her sense of belonging and her feelings of powerlessness as events unfold The love she has for those she has served continue to fuel her even when she faces rejection Native myth, culture and relationships are handled with respe This is t...

  10. Alexis says:

    A well written story about being an outsider in a First Nations community Bernadette is a nurse who has lived in a fictional First Nations community for 40 years This book tells many stories of her tim...