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The Other Side of Midnight: Taxi cab stories
by MIKE HEFFERNAN

The Other Side of Midnight: Taxi cab storiesby MIKE HEFFERNAN

ISBN 13: 978-1-897174-9-68
Format: 6 x 9
# of pages: 250 pages

Price: CDN$19.95

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Book Description
The first St. Johnís taxi stand started up in the early-20th Century and greatly expanded prior to the Second World War. There are now almost four hundred taxis operating within the city limits. The Other Side of Midnight: Taxi Cab Stories is not a traditional history of taxi cabs in St. Johnís. It describes the commonly shared experiences of an underwritten portion of Newfoundlandís working class while presenting St. Johnís from the front seat of a taxi cab.

It will explore the working lives of its subjects, as well as their thoughts and feelings about their choice of career and their clients. Every segment of our society utilizes their services, from the social elite to the social obsolete: businessmen, drug pushers, prostitutes and forlorn lovers. They are witnesses to the best and worst in all of us. They are trained listeners to troubled people, as well as cheerleaders and goodwill ambassadors. Individuals will emerge, as well as equally unique understandings of their working lives. Comical, absurd and often dramatic, many of their reminiscences will be of long hours and years on the job, their hopes and decayed dreams.

About the Author
Born in the historic harbour city of St. John's, Newfoundland, Mike Heffernan was trained as a historical researcher at Memorial University. He now edits fiction in a variety of genres. Rig: An Oral History of the Ocean Ranger Disaster is his other book.


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