“The likely failed protection of one little girl: what was it worth?”After his brother’s death from polio in 1946, Josh Bozeman deliberately collapses his emotions and capacity for empathy. As a psychiatrist working under MK-Ultra in Newfoundland in the 1970’s, Dr. Bozeman struggles with his patients’ illnesses, his assignments, his desires and his conscience. An unexpected and apparently paranormal connection with a former patient and subject in 2003 draws him back to Newfoundland – and to a chance of redemption.
About the author
One of Canada’s most courageous and original literary voices, Michelle Butler Hallett was born in St. John’s, Newfoundland. Her work, at once striking, memorable and difficult to categorize, has been praised by Books in Canada for “economy and power,” while The Globe and Mail notes that “demons are at work – the kind that lurk in the subconscious and surface, depending on the individual, as either despairing visions or acts of outright brutality.” Butler Hallett is the author of the critically acclaimed novels Deluded Your Sailors, Sky Waves, and Double-blind, shortlisted for the Sunburst Award. She is also the author of the short-story collection The shadow side of grace. Her stories appear in the anthologies Hard Ol’ Spot, The Vagrant Revue of New Fiction, Running the Whale’s Back, and Best American Mystery Stories 2014. Her latest novel, This Marlowe, was published in 2016. She resides in St. John’s.