From the Publisher
Beloved author Wayne Johnston returns to the territory of his #1
national bestseller The Colony of Unrequited
Dreams with this sweeping tale of ambition, remorse and
A World Elsewhere has all the hallmarks of Wayne
Johnston''s most beloved and acclaimed novels: outsiders yearning
for acceptance, dreams that threaten to overpower their makers, and
unlikely romance. It is an astounding work of literature that
questions the loyalties of friends, family and the heart. At the
centre of this story is a mystery: the suspected murder of a child.
This sweeping tale immerses us in St. John''s, Princeton and North
Carolina at the close of the nineteenth century. Landish Druken is
a formidable figure: broader than most doorways, quick-witted and
sharp-tongued. As a student at Princeton, he is befriended by
George Vanderluyden, son of one of the wealthiest men in America.
Years later, when Landish and his adopted son turn to Vanderluyden
for help, he invites them to his self-constructed castle and pulls
them into his web of lies and deceit.
About the Author
WAYNE JOHNSTON was born and raised in the St. John''s area of
Newfoundland. His nationally bestselling novels include The
Custodian of Paradise, The Navigator of New
York and The Colony of Unrequited Dreams,
which was an international bestseller and will be made into a film.
Johnston is also the author of an award-winning and bestselling
memoir, Baltimore''s Mansion. He lives in Toronto.
Published: August 9, 2011
Publisher: Knopf Canada
The following ISBNs are associated with this title:
ISBN - 10: 0307399893
ISBN - 13: 9780307399892