1640. After a long retirement in the south of France, former pirate Peter Easton has come home to London. Weary and bedridden, he finds himself plagued by heightened sensitivities. He is acutely aware of the suffering of all living things and longs to make amends for a lifetime of destruction. As he is nursed back to health by his devoted young servant, Gabrielle, and a mysterious apothecary, Fleet, Easton finds a focus for his returning energy. He becomes determined to search for the son and heir he left behind in Newfoundland. Against medical advice, he begins to organize one final voyage...
About the Author
Paul Butler is the author of several novels. He has written for many publications, including The Beaver, Saltscapes, and Canadian Geographic. He has a regular film column with The Social Edge e-zine and has contributed to CBC Radio regional and national. He is a graduate of Norman Jewisonís Canadian Film Centre in Toronto and is presently developing a number of projects in film and TV, ranging from documentary to feature film. He lives in St. Johnís with his wife, Maura Hanrahan.
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