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Blackstrap Hawco
by Kenneth J. Harvey

Blackstrap Hawco by Kenneth J. Harvey

ISBN: 978-0-679-31429-5 (0-679-31429-6)
829 pages, hardcover

Price: CDN$34.95

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Book Description
Fifteen years in the making, Blackstrap Hawco is the one Canada’s “heavyweight champ of brash and beautiful literature” was meant to write. An epic masterwork about Newfoundland’s working class, Blackstrap Hawco spans more than a century in gorgeous and widely varied prose, reminding us that even when writing about the degradation of identity and language, Harvey does it magnificently.

Named in a moment of anger, Blackstrap Hawco is heir to an island dominion picked over by its adoptive nation. From the arrivals of the indentured Irish to the Victorian drawing rooms of the English merchants, from the perilous seal hunt to the raucous iron ore mines, from a notorious disaster at sea to the relocation of outport communities, the family legend might be all his people have left to live for. But as Blackstrap Hawco – a novel that will consume you in its dazzling swirl of voices, legends and beautiful hearsay – testifies, a story this haunting, this powerful, might just be enough.

About the Author
Kenneth J. Harvey’s award-winning and critically acclaimed books are published in over a dozen countries. He lives with his family in a Newfoundland outport.


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