New Under the Sun

By (author): Kevin Major

Needing a change, Shannon Carew takes a job in the National Parks system in Newfoundland and Labrador. The journey brings her life full circle, returning her to the birthplace she abandoned years before. As she makes new connections, and unearths old ones, Shannon learns the land holds many memories, stories of Maritime Archaic, the Vikings, the Basques, the Beothuk, and the Europeans who came after.


New Under the Sun is the work of a master storyteller.

AUTHOR

Kevin Major

Governor General Award winner KEVIN MAJOR is the author of nineteen books—fiction, literary non-fiction, poetry, and plays. As Near To Heaven By Sea: A History of Newfoundland and Labrador was a Canadian bestseller. He lives in St. John’s.


Reviews

“Each narrative strand is compelling in its own way … A skilful work of fiction.”
– Quill and Quire

“A gripping, even poetic, narrative of survival … Major’s verbal play is delightful, especially to a reader like me, who appreciates fine rhetoric and a good pun.”
– The Globe and Mail

“A good fast read and a lazy way to get to know the history of this exotic province.”
– The Sun-Times

“All the elements of the perfect summer read.”
– Open Book Toronto

Awards

  • Newfoundland and Labrador Book Award for Fiction 2012, Short-listed
  • Writers’ Alliance of Newfoundland and Labrador Heritage Book Award 2012, Short-listed
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    Needing a change, Shannon Carew takes a job in the National Parks system in Newfoundland and Labrador. The journey brings her life full circle, returning her to the birthplace she abandoned years before. As she makes new connections, and unearths old ones, Shannon learns the land holds many memories, stories of Maritime Archaic, the Vikings, the Basques, the Beothuk, and the Europeans who came after.

    New Under the Sun is the work of a master storyteller.

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    Details

    Dimensions:

    408 Pages

    Published:

    September 03, 2011

    Publisher:

    Cormorant Books

    ISBN:

    9781770860575

    Book Subjects:

    FICTION / Literary

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