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WAM September 17-18 Beothuck Books

Marshall Godwin’s new novel, Belle Maro, is set in his hometown of Belleoram and sweeps across three hundred years, weaving a love story with a story of vengeance and two treasure chests.

Hector Earle’s new novel, Death of A Race: A Newfoundland Tragedy Like No Other, is a love story of a different kind, more focussed on a young family.

Both stories have in common that they muse on the fate of the Beothuck native people as they met new people from across the sea, the first European settlers in Newfonudland and Labrador.

I had both Marshall and Hector in the studio this week and first asked Hector what attracted him to tell a story about the Beothucks.

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