Propelled by the disputes and alliances, grievances and trade-offs that bind the Sellers and Devine families through generations, this title presents a portrait of the improbable medieval world that was rural Newfoundland, a place almost too harrowing and extravagant to be real.
A wonderfully reviewed, powerful saga that was shortlisted for the Commonwealth Writers Prize.
Michael Crummey is the author of a memoir, Newfoundland: Journey into a Lost Nation, three books of poetry, and a book of short stories, Flesh and Blood. His first novel, River Thieves, was a finalist for the 2001 Giller Prize, and his second, The Wreckage, was a national bestseller and a finalist for the Rogers Writers' Trust Fiction Prize. He lives in St. John's, Newfoundland.