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Found Far and Wide

Kevin Major's novel follows his character Sam Kennedy through some of the major events of the early twentieth century.

Kevin Major

A novel of remarkable historical breadth, Found Far and Wide follows Sam Kennedy through the tragedy of the Great Newfoundland Sealing Disaster of 1914, the horrors of The First World War, and the dangers of rum-running in Prohibition-era New York. And as Sam journeys through the turbulent first half of the twentieth century, carrying the ghosts of those he's lost, he clings to his love for a woman he's only ever seen in a photograph. Here, one of Newfoundland's most celebrated authors offers a story of the irresistible historical forces that define our lives and the compelling private power that beckons us home. (From Breakwater Books

From the book

It was forever someone other than this father who spoke her name. One of his uncles most often, recalling something she had done as a young woman. Once it was a prank she had played on Paddy, how it had been the cause of so much laughter. At those times Sam was silent. The mention of her gave rise to feelings he couldn't identify. Sorrow of a type. Not grief. He would have had to know her for it to be grief. Rather it was seeing something that needed to be touched but was out of reach. Like the time, as a five-year-old, he had lain against the warm body of a lamb, wanting to stroke her side, but didn't for fear of causing her to run away.


From Found Far and Wide by Kevin Major ©2016. Published by Breakwater Books.

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