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Where I belong
Doyle, Alan, 1969- , author.
Publication Information:
Toronto : Doubleday Canada, 2014.
Physical Description:
xvi, 314 pages : illustrations, map ; 24 cm
General Note:
Subtitle on cover: Small town sea.

Subtitle on verso: from small town to a great big sea.
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Material Type
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Kenmore Library ML420.D746 A3 2014 Adult Non-Fiction Biography
Central Library ML420.D746 A3 2014 Adult Non-Fiction Non-Fiction Area
Clarence Library ML420.D746 A3 2014 Adult Non-Fiction Biography

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Singer-songwriter and front man of the great Canadian band Great Big Sea, Alan Doyle is also a lyrical storyteller and a creative force. In Where I Belong, Alan paints a vivid, raucous and heartwarming portrait of a curious young lad born into the small coastal fishing community of Petty Harbour, Newfoundland, and destined to become a renowned musician who carried the musical tradition of generations before him and brought his signature sound to the world.

Author Notes

ALAN DOYLE is a Canadian musician and actor, best known as a lead singer in the Canadian folk-rock band Great Big Sea. In 2012, Doyle released his first solo album, Boy on Bridge , which made the top twenty on the Canadian Albums chart. Alan lives in St. John's, Newfoundland. Visit him at

Table of Contents

Jann Arden
Forewordp. xi
Author's Notep. xiii
Prologue: Boy on Bridgep. xv
Part 1
Chapter 1 Rough Side Outp. 1
Chapter 2 The Way Things Werep. 23
Chapter 3 Breaking Breadp. 44
Part 2
Chapter 4 Ye Bastarding Doylesp. 82
Chapter 5 Cutting Out Tonguesp. 102
Chapter 6 Selling Tongues and Picking Capelinp. 102
Part 3
Chapter 7 Old Woman's Gulchp. 119
Chapter 8 The Taste of Saltp. 145
Chapter 9 Transubstantiation
Part 4
Chapter 10 The Doyles from Petty Harbourp. 217
Chapter 11 First Attemptp. 246
Chapter 12 Petty Harbour Dogp. 283
Epilogue: Boy on Bridgep. 307
Glossary of Terms (Mostly for Mainlanders)p. 309
Acknowledgementsp. 313
Where I Belong, song lyricsp. 315

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