From the author ofThe Town That Forgot How to Breathe, these are dark stories about the people and ghosts that haunt rural Newfoundland. Rich with legends, personal drama, humour and striking characters, the thirteen, award-winning short stories in Shack feature Harvey's distinctive landscape of Cutland Junction, a place centred in the woods where characters live an inland way of life rarely witnessed in Newfoundland fiction.
Whether dealing with ghosts, loners, tragedy, or traditional lore, Harvey captures the people of Cutland Junction with passion, wit and care.
About the author
Kenneth J. Harvey recently won the prestigious Raddall Atlantic Fiction Prize and is the author of several novels, including Shack: The Cutland Junction Stories, The Flesh So Close, Skinhound: There Are No Words, The Woman in the Closet, Brud (Little, Brown), and Nine-tenths Unseen (Somerville House). Harvey has held the post of Writer in Residence at both the University of New Brunswick and Memorial University. He lives in an outport in Newfoundland.