Gaffer: A Novel of Newfoundland

Gaffer: A Novel of Newfoundland

by Kevin Major
     
 

Gaffer is a surreal, haunting novel of a young man tied to a place, but able to explore the depths of the sea and swim freely across the tides of time. Living in a dying outpost town and haunted by the memory of his father's death aboard the doomed Ocean Ranger, Gaffer is obsessively drawn to the sea. Miraculously, he is transformed into a fish-like creature

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Gaffer is a surreal, haunting novel of a young man tied to a place, but able to explore the depths of the sea and swim freely across the tides of time. Living in a dying outpost town and haunted by the memory of his father's death aboard the doomed Ocean Ranger, Gaffer is obsessively drawn to the sea. Miraculously, he is transformed into a fish-like creature capable of taking to the ocean, where he experiences episodes from Newfoundland's past, and is granted a dark vision of its future. With a master's grace, Kevin Major weaves the distinctive language of Newfoundland into a narrative that is both poetic and profoundly moving.

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"Bold and imaginative." —The Globe and Mail

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780385256674
Publisher:
Doubleday Canada Limited
Publication date:
01/01/1920
Pages:
224

Meet the Author

Kevin Major is the author of No Man's Land, Hold Fast, Dear Bruce Springsteen and Blood Red Ochre, among others. His books have won numerous awards and have been translated into several languages. He lives in St. John's, Newfoundland, with his wife and two sons.

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