Out from the Harbour

Outport Life Before Resettlement
Out from the Harbour
Imprint: Flanker Press Format: Paperback Pubdate: February 2014

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ISBN-10: 1771173203 ISBN-13: 9781771173209

“But I think I have told you a love story. Is there any other word for it?  ‘Sense of place’ doesn’t seem to quite cut it for Tack’s Beach and me. I hope that in my flick around Tack’s Beach harbour in the 1950s, I have shed a bit of light upon where we hail from, we Newfoundlanders and Labradorians of the outports—some of us resettled, all of us clinging to every morsel of this place, Newfoundland and Labrador.”

Out from the Harbour is a long-awaited treat for readers young and old. It is Rex Brown’s whimsical, sentimental, and at times outright funny memoir about growing up in Tack’s Beach, Placentia Bay, Newfoundland and Labrador. This memoir captures with fine detail and wry wit a lifestyle of days gone by in a small outport community. Fishing, boat building, farming, shopkeeping, and a myriad of other professions in the culture of self-sufficiency, as well as the simpler delights youngsters found for entertainment in those days, are the stuff of Rex Brown’s hometown recollections.

Rex Brown is the organizer of the March Hare, the longest-running literary festival in Newfoundland and Labrador. This “celebration of words and music” was founded by Al Pittman, Rex Brown, and George Daniels.

"Out from the Harbour is a vivid description of life in Tack’s Beach. The author goes into great detail to describe his beloved Tack’s beach so much so that you feel like you are actually walking on the beach." Edwards Book Club
"Out from the Harbour is as enjoyable as it is educational." The Advertiser
"Everything is described in loving detail, from how to make a baseball last longer to how molasses was measured when being poured from the barrel. A book to be enjoyed, it may help some people to change their opinion about resettlement and small almost self-sufficient communities." The Guardian