The Cumberland Tales
Fiction, Historical, Poetry
October 15, 2017
Sam Yik, the philosopher opiate gardener befriends two young lads. At first, the young boys ridicule Sam Yik, but he quickly dispenses their questioning glances because he is interested in what these boys have to say. The door opens, and the stories unfold and intertwine from present to past to present again, and for Sam Yik, well, he travels many worlds.
THE CUMBERLAND TALES
Today, the town of Cumberland, British Columbia, is filled with a diverse artistic collection of people enjoying small town quaint lifestyles, but in the 19th. century it was bustling with loggers and coal miners. There were separate Chinese, Japanese, and Black communities, and life was not so quaint. Beer parlours were overflowing and bar fights were not uncommon.
My book is a collection of stories, some real, some fiction, all filled with nostalgia of recent (1960's), old days: The Cumberland Tales.
Reviews Of The Book On BooksShelf
Just like Mr. Wayne puts it - "A great book for those who want a quick escape."
It'll take you back, back to the "good 'ol days", when everything was simpler and more ... magical!
Just like a particular smell or sound, that reminds you of your childhood, The Cumberland Tales will take you back in time, to a small town filled with peculiar characters, each of them with a fascinating story.