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Podcast Episode 3

Blaze Island

with Catherine Bush
Hosted by Rhonda Douglas

Blaze Island

with Catherine Bush
Hosted by Rhonda Douglas
Catherine Bush - Photo by Arden Wray

Author and poet, Rhonda Douglas, hosts a conversation with novelist Catherine Bush whose latest, Blaze Island was a Globe and Mail Best Book, a Writers' Trust of Canada Best Book and was praised as “One of the 20 books you need to read this winter” by Maclean’s Magazine.


The time is now or an alternate near now, the world close to our own. A Category Five hurricane sweeps up the eastern seaboard of North America, leaving devastation in its wake, its outer wings brushing over tiny Blaze Island. During this wild night, a stranger washes up on the doorstep of the isolated house where Milan Wells lives with his daughter Miranda.


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