Storytelling is one ofhumanity’s great luxuries, and you’re likely to find no contemporary novel inwhich the storytelling is more luxurious than Michael Crummey’s mythic novel ofreal and supernatural doings in a 19th-century Newfoundland fishing village.The award-winning fiction’s characters and narrative ingenuity evoke Bibletales, One Hundred Years of Solitude, and—well, all the best rewards ofbeing lost in a book.