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The Colony of Unrequited Dreams

The Colony of Unrequited Dreams

(1998)
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A mystery and a love story spanning five decades, The Colony of Unrequited Dreams is an epic portrait of passion and ambition, set against the beautiful, brutal landscape of Newfoundland. In this widely acclaimed novel, Johnston has created two of the most memorable characters in recent fiction: Joey Smallwood, who claws his way up from poverty to become New Foundland's first premier; and Sheilagh Fielding, who renounces her father's wealth to become a popular columnist and writer, a gifted satirist who casts a haunting shadow on Smallwood's life and career.

The two meet as children at school and grow to realize that their lives are irreversibly intertwined, bound together by a secret they don't know they share. Smallwood, always on the make, torn between love of country and fear of failure, is as reluctant to trust the private truths of his heart as his rival and savior, Fielding--brilliant, hard-drinking, and unconventionally sexy. Their story ranges from small-town Newfoundland to New York City, from the harrowing ice floes of the seal hunt to the lavish drawing rooms of colonial governors, and combines erudition, comedy, and unflagging narrative brio in a manner reminiscent of John Irving and Charles Dickens. A tragicomic elegy for the "colony of unrequited dreams" that is Newfoundland, Wayne Johnston's masterful tribute to a people and a place establishes him as a novelist who is as profound as he is funny, with an impeccable sense of the intersection where private lives and history collide.

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Hardback Editions

June 1999 : USA Hardback
Title: The Colony of Unrequited Dreams
Author(s): Wayne Johnston
ISBN: 0385600275 / 9780385600279 (USA edition)
Publisher: Doubleday
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September 1998 : USA Hardback
Title: The Colony Of Unrequited Dreams
Author(s): Wayne Johnston
ISBN: 0676971822 / 9780676971828 (USA edition)
Publisher: Knopf Canada
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Paperback Editions

June 2000 : UK Paperback
Title: The Colony of Unrequited Dreams
Author(s): Wayne Johnston
ISBN: 1862300631 / 9781862300637 (UK edition)
Publisher: Anchor Books
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May 2000 : USA Paperback
Title: The Colony of Unrequited Dreams: A Novel
Author(s): Wayne Johnston
ISBN: 0385495439 / 9780385495431 (USA edition)
Publisher: Anchor
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September 1999 : USA Paperback
Title: The Colony Of Unrequited Dreams
Author(s): Wayne Johnston
ISBN: 0676972152 / 9780676972153 (USA edition)
Publisher: Vintage Canada
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June 1999 : USA Paperback
Title: The Colony of Unrequited Dreams
Author(s): Wayne Johnston
ISBN: 0385495420 / 9780385495424 (USA edition)
Publisher: Doubleday
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June 1999 : USA Paperback
Title: Colony of Unrequited Dreams
Author(s): Wayne Johnston
ISBN: 0385600682 / 9780385600682 (USA edition)
Publisher: Doubleday
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Audio Editions

October 1999 : Canada Audio Cassette
Title: The Colony of Unrequited Dreams,
Author(s): Wayne Johnston
ISBN: 0864923023 / 9780864923028 (Canada edition)
Publisher: BTC Audiobooks
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Kindle Editions

August 2011 : UK Kindle edition
Title: The Colony Of Unrequited Dreams
Author(s): Wayne Johnston

Publisher: Transworld Digital
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September 2009 : USA, UK Kindle edition
Title: The Colony of Unrequited Dreams: A Novel
Author(s): Wayne Johnston

Publisher: Anchor
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