Critically acclaimed novelist Michelle Butler Hallett rolls out her raucous brand of satire in this tender exploration of the human need for communication, communion, and love. Skywaves is set against the development of radio in Newfoundland and Labrador, and told in 98 non-linear but interconnected chapters. It crackles with comedy, modulates through history, and toys with a new signal-to-noise ratio. Skywaves is definitely a lively and sometimes demented “aural” culture novel. Butler Hallett worked in radio for several years and has long been haunted by the story of a cousin who crashed his plane while looking for a lost child.
About the Author
Michelle Butler Hallett was born in St. John's, NL, in 1971, and grew up in St. John's, Pasadena, Paradise and Conception Bay South. She studied English at Carleton University in Ottawa, returning to St. John's with her husband in 1999 to raise a family. Butler Hallett is working on a screenplay adaptation of some of her short stories, a stage play, and her next novel.
Photo by David Hallett
One or two things about Michelle
Eyes: Green edged with grey.
Tattoos: One with each book contract.
Bad habits: Nail-biting, profanity, geeking out with sci-fi movies while ironing clothes .