Ottawa's Festival of Ideas Since 1997
Christ Church Cathedral414 Sparks St.
1:30pm

The Tempest

with Donna Morrissey and Michael Crummey
Hosted by Sara Power

The Tempest

with Donna Morrissey and Michael Crummey
Hosted by Sara Power
29
Sunday
Oct
2023
1:30pm
Christ Church Cathedral
414 Sparks St.
Donna Morrissey - Photo by Nicola Dawson
Michael Crummey - Photo by Mo Pho

Join our host Sara Power, for an unforgettable taste of Newfoundland prose and a conversation with two celebrated and beloved storytellers whose new novels navigate both the elements and the tempests within.

 

Donna Morrissey returns with Rage the Night , the intimate tale of one man's quest to discover the truth of his birth and a riveting account of a real-life Newfoundland tragedy from 1914. When a deathbed confession uncovers secrets about his birth, twenty-year-old Roan sets off on a quest to discover the truth of his origins. As his personal story entwines with the historical tale of the Newfoundland disaster, it is “the b'ys”—the simple men who risk their lives year after year on the ice—their brotherhood, their resilience, their heart, and their humour that carry him through tragedy and beyond.

 

The Adversary, the latest from Michael Crummey, the

the award-winning, bestselling author of The Innocents, is an enthralling novel about love and its limitations, the corruption of power and the power of corruption. In an isolated outport on Newfoundland's northern coastline, Abe Strapp is about to marry the daughter of a rival merchant to cement his hold on the shore when the Widow Caines arrives to throw the wedding and Abe's plans into chaos. Through merciless seasons of uncertainty and want, through predatory storms and pandemics and marauding privateers, it is the human heart that reveals itself to be the most formidable and unpredictable adversary for each person drawn, inevitably and helplessly, into that endless feud.

 

Books are available from our friends at Perfect Books.

 

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