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Rig Wives

Rig Wives

Flanker Press


19.95 CAD

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"We live our lives one hitch at a time. Along with that come tears of anxiety and stress when trying to hold it all together. But then there is the laughter and comfort when surrounded by the right people, the ones we have grown close to, who have become our family and friends, our rocks some days: our fellow rig wives. The offshore is not for the faint of heart. The ocean can be a dark and lonely place. Our husbands risk their lives every time they go to work. While some people’s relationships dissolve, others stand tall. Only the strong survive."

Kelly Earle’s husband, who works offshore in the oil industry, inspired her to write Rig Wives. Interviews with other rig wives tell the stories of the women who wait. Their tales of determination, perseverance, and camaraderie, while their husbands engage in one of the most dangerous occupations in the world, are an inspiration to all.

"Listen, rig wives deserve compounded acclamations. So, hats off to them Likely mine's already off."-- Harold Walters - Life on this Planet --
"Rig Wives reveals ups and downs of living the life."-- Joan Sullivan - The Telegram --
"Rig Wives a reminder of faces behind an industry . . . Rig Wives moves from interesting to being of particular value for readers, and for industry executives, when it talks about family life and the moments that will never grab a headline.”-- Ashley Fitzpatrick, Atlantic Business Magazine --

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About Flanker Press
Turning pages since 1994

Flanker Press is a bright spark in the Newfoundland and Labrador publishing scene. As the province’s most active publisher of trade books, the company now averages twenty new titles per year, with a heavy emphasis on regional non-fiction and historical fiction.

The mission of Flanker Press is to provide a quality publishing service to the local and regional writing community and to actively promote its authors and their books in Canada and abroad.

Now located in Paradise, Flanker Press has grown from a part-time venture in 1994 to a business with eight full-time employees. In the fall of 2004, Flanker Press launched a new imprint, Pennywell Books. This imprint includes literary fiction, short stories, young adult fiction, and children’s books.

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We acknowledge the financial support of the Government of Canada through the Canada Book Fund (CBF) and the Government of Newfoundland and Labrador, Department of Tourism, Culture and Recreation for our publishing activities.

We acknowledge the support of the Canada Council for the Arts, which last year invested $157 million to bring the arts to Canadians throughout the country. Nous remercions le Conseil des arts du Canada de son soutien. L’an dernier, le Conseil a investi 157 millions de dollars pour mettre de l’art dans la vie des Canadiennes et des Canadiens de tout le pays.