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From the Publisher“Mesmerizing scenes worthy of a national epic... Its meticulous construction and control contain a breadth of incident and characterization seen only in the most ambitious and imposing novels.”
—The Globe & Mail
“Kenneth J. Harvey, Atlantic gale, continues to astonish. And in Blackstrap Hawco, he has given Newfoundland, not to mention the world, something very great indeed.”
“ A masterpiece... brutal, poignant, stunning, infuriating, heartbreaking and hopeful, hard to read and harder still to put aside.”
—The Chronicle Herald
“Blackstrap Hawco is an ambitious book, far-reaching, deliberately complex, blunt, ruthless and lyrical.”
“Brilliant... a loving tribute to the uniqueness of Newfoundland.”
—Winnipeg Free Press
"There are moments that are literally awe-inspiring and writing so skilled it almost brought me to tears... more ambitious than any Canadian novel in recent memory."
—The Vancouver Sun
“Easily the best book of the year and an instant classic.”
— Ottawa Xpress
“By virtue of its sheer size and scope, it’s a deep source of impression, reflection and consideration.”
— The Globe & Mail
From the Hardcover edition.