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LPG Catalogue: Fall 2016

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Been in the Storm So Long
By (author): Terry Jordan
9781550506877 Paperback, Trade English FICTION / Literary Aug 15, 2016
$21.95 CAD
Active 8 x 8.22 x 0.78 in 336 pages Coteau Books
Death and despair follow John Healy around like the sad and sombre notes the fiddle plays in the backroom of the local store in the small Nova Scotia village he calls home. Been in the Storm So Long is a story of one man’s journey from the East Coast of Canada to New Orleans and back, from whaler to thief, murder accomplice to father and husband, alive to dead and back (more than once). The intimate story of Healy’s life as he navigates an emotional journey fraught with unbearable death and loss, keeps unspoken secrets from those who matter most, and finds redemption when all seems lost, is a story that transcends time. Can John Healy leave what happened in the past where it belongs, or will it shape his future in ways he can’t possibly imagine? Terry Jordan’s new novel - at once provocative and meditative - is a picturesque portrait of a time and place, and one man’s struggle for forgiveness.

Terry Jordan is an award-winning fiction writer, essaying and dramatist, whose stage and radio plays have been produced across the country, in the US and Ireland. His book of stories It’s a Hard Cow won a Saskatchewan Book Award and was nominated for the Commonwealth Book Prize. His novel, Beneath That Starry Place was published internationally and was nominated for two Saskatchewan book awards, and the Chapters/Books in Canada First Novel Award. Jordan taught Creative Writing at Concordia University in Montreal, and was the first Margaret Laurence Fellow at Trent University. In the past he facilitated the Fiction Workshop at Sage Hill Writing Experience, served as Writer in Residence at the Saskatoon, Regina, and Winnipeg Public Libraries and was 2013 resident writer for Okanagan College at Mackie Lake House in Coldstream, BC. He is a current member of the Persephone Theatre Playwrights Unit in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan.




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