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Dildo, Newfoundland

Dildo, Newfoundland

Flanker Press
Paperback
2021-05-26

978-1-77457-014-2

29.95 CAD

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Dildo is a community in the province of Newfoundland and Labrador, Canada. This book offers a photographic tour of the charming, vibrant town located in Trinity Bay, about eighty kilometres west of St. John’s. Dildo’s unusual name has brought it a certain amount of notoriety. In August 2019, the American late-night talk show Jimmy Kimmel Live! focused on Dildo over a number of episodes. As part of the activity, which brought the small rural community immediate international fame, host Jimmy Kimmel was made honorary mayor of Dildo. Kimmel declared Hollywood as Dildo’s sister city.

 

This book will be near and dear to the heart’s of Dildo residents who will, no doubt, want to proudly display it in their homes. It will also make a great souvenir and keepsake for tourists visiting the area. And for tourists who had planned to visit but were kept away by the COVID-19 pandemic, this book could potentially serve as a substitute photo album until they are able to visit in person.-- Christa McGrath - Edwards Book Club --
Lane's book will take readers on a leisurely photographic tour of this quaint town located one hour west of the capital city of St. John's. For the armchair tourist, this book is filled with bright colorful photos of the people and places that make Dildo famous, arranged in a softcover book that can be easily held. From pictures of the little dory's tied up to the wharf to the fish hung out to dry, readers will be transported to a quieter setting, free from the hustle and bustle of city life. Images are arranged singly, in couplets and some are single images displayed over a two page spread. Photos of lobster pots waiting to be thrown into the water and cut wood readied for the upcoming winter offer a glimpse into the work life of the people of Dildo. One can almost hear the splash of the harbour water while fisherman gut their catch, the screeching of the hungry gulls overhead, and the banter of locals (and tourists alike) as life in this quintessential community unfolds before our very eyes. I would be remiss if I did not mention the pictures of the boldly colored period houses characteristic of a bygone era. These photos contrast beautifully with the more modern photos of the signage, restaurants and local watering holes typical of a vibrant, modern lifestyle. Through well-curated images and interesting text detailing historical information about Dildo, K. Bruce Lane has done a superb job at portraying the simple life and times of a community that has gained international notoriety. Dildo, Newfoundland is a wonderful coffee table album for any homesick Newfoundlander living away or for anyone who needs (dare I say?) a little Dildo in their life.-- Stephanie Collins - Fireside Collections --
This is a perfect gift for anyone who has been to — or anyone who wants to visit — the beautiful town with the interesting name.-- Pam Pardy-Ghent, The Newfoundland Herald --

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