A collection of connected short stories set in a fictional town in BC’s Gulf Islands where attitude is everything, and everybody has one.
For years, “Spinner's Inlet” was Don Hunter's beloved serialized newspaper column that ran in the Province, Vancouver’s newspaper. Eventually Hunter compiled the columns to create Spinner's Inlet, the bestselling book published in 1989. Thirty years later, Hunter revisits the fictional coastal community and its quirky inhabitants, who are ready to entertain a brand-new generation of readers.
Although the cast of characters has evolved, Samson and Rachel Spinner are still around, suitably older and possibly a little wiser, as are some of the more familiar folks.
A humorous read that will appeal to fans of Jack Hodgins, Bill Gaston, and Pat Carney, Return to Spinner's Inlet will draw you in, charm you to bits, and leave you chuckling with recognition.
Don Hunter grew up in Cumbria, England, attended Workington Grammar School, and served two years with 23 Parachute Field Ambulance before completing teacher training at Chester. He taught for two years before he and his wife June emigrated to B.C. in 1961. After eight years teaching in B.C. and gaining a B.Ed. at UBC, he switched to journalism and spent almost 30 years with The Province newspaper as reporter, editor and finally senior columnist. He had earlier worked also as a farm labourer, strawberry picker, mail deliverer, taxi driver, longshoreman, construction worker, and screenwriter.
The Hunters built a home on Galiano Island, becoming part-time members of a community whose occupants inspired many of the tales from Spinner’s Inlet. Don and his wife live in Fort Langley. They have two daughters and three grandchildren.
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