This House is Condemned

By David Haskins

This House is Condemned
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Shortlisted for the Kerry Schooley Award ? Hamilton Literary Awards

Shortlisted for the Hamilton Arts Council Literary Award for Non-fiction

This House is Condemned is equal parts elegy, portraiture and exploration of a life lived at the edge of Lake Ontario. In spare, moving prose ... Read more


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Shortlisted for the Kerry Schooley Award ? Hamilton Literary Awards

Shortlisted for the Hamilton Arts Council Literary Award for Non-fiction

This House is Condemned is equal parts elegy, portraiture and exploration of a life lived at the edge of Lake Ontario. In spare, moving prose David Haskins writes essays of immigrating to Canada and building his life as a teacher and writer. Currents of poetry run through the book, which is as touched with humour as it is with sadness. He writes of indestructible garden forks, rafts that bear him away unexpectedly and of the love that ebbs and flows throughout a life. This House is Condemned is a rich collection that picks the reader up and places them beside the author, walking along the shores of the lake.

David Haskins

David Haskins is the prize-winning author of This House Is Condemned, Reclamation, and over 150 published writings. At the age of eight, Haskins emigrated from post-war Britain to Ontario. For 36 years, six as Department Head, he taught high school English. Recently widowed, he has two sons, and drives a blaze orange 1970 MGB. He resides in Grimsby, ON.

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