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Lane that had no Turning, and Other Tales concerning the People of Pontiac

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Lane that had no Turning, and Other Tales concerning the People of Pontiac by Gilbert Parker is a collection of short stories that captivates the reader with its vivid descriptions and compelling characters. Set in the fictional Canadian town of Pontiac, Parker masterfully weaves together tales of love, betrayal, and redemption.

Each story in this collection is unique and engaging, drawing the reader in from the very first page. Parker's writing is both poetic and poignant, painting a vivid picture of the Canadian landscape and its inhabitants. The characters he creates are complex and multi-dimensional, making it easy for the reader to become emotionally invested in their lives.

One of the standout stories in this collection is "Lane that had no Turning," a heartbreaking tale of unrequited love and sacrifice. The emotional depth of this story is truly captivating, leaving a lasting impact on the reader long after they finish the book.

Overall, Lane that had no Turning, and Other Tales concerning the People of Pontiac is a beautifully written collection of stories that will appeal to fans of literary fiction. Gilbert Parker masterfully captures the essence of small-town life and the complexities of human relationships in this timeless work.

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This is a collection of short stories by Gilbert Parker. Parker was a Canadian writer who wrote a number of bestsellers that had a lasting influence on Canadian literature, but whose importance for his time is now largely overlooked. One of the prime examples of his art is the short story collection The Lane that had no Turning, which is a series of short stories set in the fictional provincial town of Pontiac in Quebec. This collection "contains some of his best work, and is viewed by some as being in the tradition of such Gothic classics as Stoker's Dracula and James's The Turn of the Screw." . This edition also contains six Parables of a Province, which are very different in style from the rest of the book, but add an interesting additional facet to the collection. - Summary by Carolin

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