This is the sequel to Spinner's Inlet,
In 1989 Don Hunter's short fiction collection "Spinner's Inlet" (Horsdal and Schubart) rode he B.C.best sellers list for eight months and was short-listed for the Leacock Medal for Humour. The stories of characters and events in a fictional Gulf Islands community, had their beginnings in the Sunday Magazine of The Province newspaper. Thirty years later some of the same characters are still around, older and (possibly) wiser.
The launch for "Return to Spinner's Inlet" will be held Saturday Nov. 2 from 4- p.m. at the Fort Langley public library, south end of the community Hall on Glover Road. A short reading (one story), then open discussion.
Refreshments will be supplied, books available for signing and sale
Thirty years after the best-selling Spinner’s Inlet collection of short fiction entertained readers and was short-listed for the Leacock Medal for Humour, its quirky characters have returned, and they’re ready to delight a brand-new generation. And although the cast of characters has evolved, Samson and Rachel Spinner are still around, suitably older and possibly a little wiser, as are some of the more familiar folks. Spinner’s Inlet is still a place where attitude is everything – and everybody has one.
The thirty tales provide a humorous read that celebrates what holds people together, Return to Spinner’s Inlet will draw you in, charm you to bits, and leave you chuckling with recognition.
Try this opening to the first story for starters:
” It was commonly agreed that Rachel Spinner should be the main speaker at Svensen’s funeral.
The Swede, who had sat down on a drift-log, placed his 24-inch-bar Husqvarna chainsaw carefully by his boots and not risen again, had been sent on his way not exactly with the Viking funeral that he had suggested – being cremated along with his boat out on the strait so that his soul would rise with the ashes into Valhalla . . .”
“A smile-inducing microcosm of modern society—an antidote to partisan division, full of humor and family love.” —Foreword Reviews