By Alan Doyle
Armed with an identical personable, candid sort present in his first e-book, Alan Doyle turns his point of view outward from Petty Harbour towards mainland Canada, reflecting on what it used to be 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 came across via Paddy's Pond" to drag them from side to side, Alan and his bandmates charted new territory, and he continually measured what he observed of the sizeable kingdom opposed to what his forefathers as soon as known as the Daemon Canada. In a interval punctuated via positive leaps ahead for the band, deflating steps backward and every little thing in between—opening for Barney the Dinosaur at an out of doors track pageant, 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 verified notions approximately Canada have been usually debunked and his personal identification as a Newfoundlander was once continuously challenged. traveling the rustic, he additionally chanced on how others view Newfoundlanders and the way skewed those photographs can occasionally be. requested to play in entrance of the Queen at an incredible Canada Day competition on Parliament Hill, the live performance organizers guaranteed Alan and his bandmates that easy methods to exhibit Newfoundland tradition used to be for them to be towed onto level in a dory and brought no longer as Newfoundlanders yet as "Newfies." the men weren't amused.
Heartfelt, humorous and regularly insightful, those tales faucet into the complexities of group and Canadianness, forming the portrait of a tender guy from a tiny fishing village attempting to outline and carry directly to his experience of domestic whereas navigating an enormous and various and wonder-filled country.
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