Rage the Night

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Donna Morrissey
277 g
208x140x23 mm
"At once the intimate tale of one man's quest to discover the truth of his birth and the riveting account of a real-life Newfoundland tragedy from 1914, brilliantly and sensitively imagined by one of Canada's most beloved and bestselling authors. When a deathbed confession uncovers secrets about his birth, twenty-year-old Roan--who has always believed himself an orphan, with no last name--sets off on a quest to discover the truth of his origins. His journey takes him across the snow-covered landscape of Newfoundland from the remote Northern Peninsula to St. John's and then onto the Newfoundland, one of the rickety and poorly equipped ships heading out to the sealing grounds for the 1914 hunt. Between his farewell to Dr. Grenfell, the man who raised, educated, and cared for Roan since his toddlerhood, and the final discovery that will alter everything for him, Roan is tossed both emotionally and physically into harrowing situations that he could never have imagined. The people Roan meets along his journey are vivid and unforgettable, from young Ila, isolated and desperate as her mother coughs her life away in a frigid cabin, to the hulking, volcanic sailor and sealer Ashur Genge, whose own heartbreaking secret may hold the key to Roan's deepest desire. As Roan's personal story entwines with the historical tale of the Newfoundland disaster, it is the voices of "the b'ys"--the simple men who risk their lives year after year on the ice to support their families--their brotherhood, their resilience, their heart, and their humour that carries them through tragedy and beyond. Rage the Night showcases Donna Morrissey's extraordinary empathy, her remarkable characters, and her unique literary voice; it is a masterwork from one of our finest storytellers"