"Thrilling" - Edmonton Journal





"A great writer... One of the most successfully ambitious Canadian novels in recent memory... Dirt-under-the-fingernails details rest alongside grandly conceived allegory, and the result is often thrilling."

-The Edmonton Journal

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BLACKSTRAP HAWCO

October 12, 2008

"Harvey does for Newfoundland what Faulkner did for the South -- he's turned it into a place of myth and mystery, if not a place you're likely to see in a tourist brochure."

"Of course, Newfoundland is already a place of myth and mystery to Canadians. Most of us have never been to The Rock, and our understanding of the place doesn't go much beyond the twin stereotypes of the jolly drunk and the unemployed fisherman. Harvey's novel may help to remedy that, and not just because it's almost entirely devoid of jollity. Fifteen years in the making, it's also one of the most successfully ambitious Canadian novels in recent memory."

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