New on the Shelf: The Old Man is Me, by Bruce Stagg
Boulder Books is proud to release The Old Man Is Me, a collection of short stories based on author Bruce Stagg’s experiences in rural Newfoundland.
Growing up can be both thrilling and treacherous in small-town Newfoundland, where a young person will experience the joys and struggles of life in ways that are unique to isolated, rural communities.
Bruce grew up in the 1950s and 1960s in Catalina, a rural fishing community on the Bonavista Peninsula—a time and place that inspired this collection of short stories.
He effortlessly captures the spirit of post-Confederation Newfoundland. Life was arduous, but also romantic; families were optimistic, but struggled to put food on the table. These are stories of a childhood spent on the wharf, by the seaside, and in detention. Of larger-than-life personalities in a small but vibrant town. Of deep grudges and lifelong friendships.
With rich detail and remarkable characters, The Old Man Is Me is a delightful and insightful step back in time.
About the Author
Bruce Stagg, a retired educator, author, and playwright. He has previously published a book of plays, two books of short stories, a children’s book, and two collections of creative nonfiction. He has also written and produced a number of other plays.
Bruce currently lives in Hillview, Trinity Bay, with his wife, Dale. He enjoys rural living, travelling, and spending time with his four grandchildren—but he always finds time to write.