A first novel which very successfully captures the atmosphere and tempo and character of life in a remote province -- a small community on the outer coast of Nova Scotia. Into this community, with all approaches closed to the ""trippers""- at whom they quietly laugh behind their backs -- comes an American musician, with the blood of the province in his veins. He breaks down their resistance -- he becomes almost a part of their lives -- he wins the love of a Nova Scotian girl -- and he leaves her behind him. Its a tender story, and not an unhappy one; quietly paced, and filled with the charm of its background. I liked it. Anyone who knows its setting will like it.