Gaffer: A Novel Of Newfoundland by Kevin MajorGaffer: A Novel Of Newfoundland by Kevin Major

Gaffer: A Novel Of Newfoundland

byKevin Major

Paperback | June 15, 1998

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Gaffer is a surreal, haunting novel of a young man tied to a place, but able to explore the depths of the sea and swim freely across the tides of time. Living in a dying outpost town and haunted by the memory of his father's death aboard the doomed Ocean Ranger, Gaffer is obsessively drawn to the sea. Miraculously, he is transformed into a fish-like creature capable of taking to the ocean, where he experiences episodes from Newfoundland's past, and is granted a dark vision of its future. With a master's grace, Kevin Major weaves the distinctive language of Newfoundland into a narrative that is both poetic and profoundly moving.
Kevin Major is the author of No Man's Land, Hold Fast, Dear Bruce Springsteen and Blood Red Ochre, among others. His books have won numerous awards and have been translated into several languages. He lives in St. John's, Newfoundland, with his wife and two sons.
Title:Gaffer: A Novel Of NewfoundlandFormat:PaperbackDimensions:208 pages, 8.5 × 5.5 × 0.5 inPublished:June 15, 1998Publisher:Doubleday Canada

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0385257295

ISBN - 13:9780385257299


From Our Editors

A surreal, haunting novel, Gaffer tells the story of a young man inexplicably tied to the shores of Newfoundland. Obsessively drawn to the sea, he is transformed into a fish-like creature, exploring the ocean and experiencing episodes from Newfoundland's past and visualizing its dark future.

Editorial Reviews

"Bold and imaginative." --The Globe and Mail