Giveaway: Galore ~ by Michael Crummey
We have one copy for giveaway in the US on offer from Other Press.
This is a recently re-released historical fiction story based upon the mythic and biblical tale of “Jonah and the Whale”.
Publisher’s Blurb: When a whale beaches itself on the shore of the remote coastal town of Paradise Deep, the last thing any of the townspeople expect to find inside it is a man, silent and reeking of fish, but remarkably alive.
The discovery of this mysterious person, soon christened Judah, sets the town scrambling for answers as its most prominent citizens weigh in on whether he is man or beast, blessing or curse, miracle or demon. Though Judah is a shocking addition, the town of Paradise Deep is already full of unusual characters. King-me Sellers, self-appointed patriarch, has it in for an inscrutable woman known only as Devine’s Widow, with whom he has a decades-old feud. Her granddaughter, Mary Tryphena, is just a child when Judah washes ashore, but finds herself tied to him all her life in ways she never expects.
About the Author: Michael Crummy was born in Buchans, Newfoundland. He grew up there and in Wabush, Labrador, where he moved with his family in the late 1970s. He graduated with a BA in English and won the Gregory Power Poetry Award. He ha published two collections of poems and one of short stories. His debut novel, River Thieves (2001) was a Canadian bestseller and a second novel, The Wreckage (2005), was a national bestseller. He lives in St. John's, Newfoundland with his wife and three step-kids. Connect with him via Goodreads.
Just a hint folks - I am half way through this historical page turner and I am loving it!
Now for the Giveaway!
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Contest ends Monday April 25th, 2011 at 12 pm US Pacific time. Winner will be posted and notified on Monday May 9th, 2011.
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