Parkway by Peter Culley

Parkway: (Hammertown, Part 3)

  • Poetry
  • 96 pages, 6×9 inches
  • Price: $18 CAD · $18 USD
  • ISBN: 9781554200764
  • Date published: 2013-10-10
  • Availability: in print & available


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About Parkway

"Hammertown" is Georges Perec's invention, an imaginary fishing port on Vancouver Island that Peter Culley recognized as the Oulipo writer's vision of what Nanaimo might be like. In Parkway, Culley continues his project of describing Perec's Hammertown from the inside. Deeply musical and infused by Culley's love of rhythm, Parkway is an acute and strongly complicit portrayal of a working–class city, and the world of its margins.

About Peter Culley

Peter Culley (1958—2015) was born in Sudbury, Ontario and grew up on RCAF bases in Holberg, British Columbia, Cold Lake, Alberta, Dana, Saskatchewan, Clinton, Ontario and for four years in Ayr, Scotland. He lived in and around Nanaimo from 1972, mostly in the former coal-mining town of South Wellington, beside the main line of the Esquimalt and Nanaimo Railway. His books include Parkway, Hammertown, The Age of Briggs & Stratton and To The Dogs (Arsenal Pulp Press).

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