Combining romance with the darker side of human nature, this novel opens with the hanging of an ex-World War I soldier for involuntary murder. The element of violence blends with a love story involving the late soldier’s sister, who seeks to possess the life of her brother’s closest friend, John Hughes. Hughes then finds himself drawn into the circle affected by the hanging, contemplating murdering the sister himself. Capturing the terror of a war abroad as it penetrates the tranquility of a small town, this tale illustrates how a man’s death can haunt those who endure his execution.
About the authors
Morley Callaghan was the author of fifteen novels, including A Time for Judas, It's Never Over, The Loved and the Lost, and Such Is My Beloved. He was nominated for the Nobel Prize in Literature and received a host of honours in Canada, including the Governor General's Award for Fiction.
Norman Snider of Toronto is a screenwriter, journalist, professor, and fiction writer. He wrote the screenplay for the film Casino Jack, starring Kevin Spacey the film premiered at the 2010 Toronto International Film Festival, and is available in full as the first book of the Exile Silver Screen Series. He has also published Smokescreen: One Man Against the Underworld and The Roaring 80s & Other Good Times.
Other titles by Morley Callaghan
Such Is My Beloved
Penguin Modern Classics Edition
Luke Baldwin's Vow
The Complete Stories of Morley Callaghan
Ancient Lineage and Other Stories
The Loved and the Lost
More Joy in Heaven
They Shall Inherit the Earth
Morley Callaghan: Essays, Reviews, Meditations and Talks