From the publisher:
"From David Adams Richards, one of Canada's finest writers, The Bay of Love and Sorrows is an unflinching story of ambition and betrayal. The novel begins as the once-strong friendship between Michael Skid, the privileged young son of a judge from town, and farmhand Tommie Donnerel collapses under the weight of a bitter misunderstanding. As Michael sets out to prove something to himself and others, he becomes drawn into the company of the beautiful and determined Madonna Brassaurd and her brother, Silver, and together the three are soon seduced by the glamour of Everette Hutch, a charismatic but violent man. Bridging the decent world of Tommie Donnerel and the darker realm of the Brassaurds and Everette Hutch is Karrie Smith, whose deep longing for a more exciting life makes her especially vulnerable to a world she does not completely understand."
Read more at Random House of Canada.