On a book page, this tab will allow you to add a book to one of your lists.
Please login or register to use this feature.
9781554884568_cover Enlarge Cover
0 of 5
0 ratings
rated!
rated!
list price: $24.99
edition:Paperback
also available: eBook
category: Fiction
published: Jan 2010
ISBN:9781554884568
publisher: Dundurn

Storm Below

by Hugh Garner, introduction by Paul Stuewe

reviews: 0
tagged:
add a tag
Please login or register to use this feature.
literary, sea stories, action & adventure
0 of 5
0 ratings
rated!
rated!
list price: $24.99
edition:Paperback
also available: eBook
category: Fiction
published: Jan 2010
ISBN:9781554884568
publisher: Dundurn
Description

Originally published in 1949, Storm Below tells the story of a fictional Royal Canadian Navy ship and its crew. The adventure unfolds over six days of an escort run across the Atlantic Ocean to Newfoundland during the Second World War. The ship, the HMCS Riverford, is a composite of the vessels, mostly corvettes, that author Hugh Garner served on during his time in the Canadian navy, and the Canadian sailors whose experiences he relates are masterfully drawn from the crewmen he knew during his months at sea.
In his preface to Storm Below, his first novel, Garner says: "It takes all kinds to make a world, and it also takes all kinds to make a war – or fight one after some of the others make it…. They [his characters] are not even ’typical’ sailors, if such exist. All I can say to justify them is that they are drawn in the image of hundreds who made up the Royal Canadian Navy. They do not need an apology – they were out there, and we won."

About the Authors
Hugh Garner (1913–1979) was a Governor General Award-winning Canadian author. Before working as a journalist, editor, and fiction writer, Garner travelled to Spain to volunteer with the International Brigades in the Spanish Civil War, and then enlisted in World War II. Best known for the novel Cabbagetown, he also published over a dozen books, a trilogy of plays, and hundreds of scripts and articles for Canadian magazines and newspapers. Garner was remarkably prolific, writing approximately one hundred short stories (many of them included in his five collections), with more unpublished manuscripts in his archives.
Author profile page >

PAUL STUEWE is a Toronto-based journalist and critic. A graduate of New York\s Columbia University he is a frequent contributor to Canadian literary periodicals.'
Author profile page >
Contributor Notes

Hugh Garner (1913-1979) immigrated to Canada with his parents from Yorkshire, England, in 1919, settling in Toronto. In the 1930s he fought in the Spanish Civil War with the International Brigades. His most famous novel is Cabbagetown, which he published in 1950 in an abridged version, later released in its entirety in 1968. In 1963 he won the Governor General's Award for Hugh Garner's Best Stories.

Paul Stuewe is the author of The Storms Below: The Turbulent Life and Times of Hugh Garner, which was shortlisted for the City of Toronto Book Award in 1988, and Hugh Garner and His Works (1986). Currently, he is an associate professor of English at Green Mountain College in Vermont.

Buy the e-book:

Reader Reviews

Sign Up or Sign In to add your review or comment.

Other Titles by Hugh Garner

Waste No Tears

Waste No Tears

edition:Paperback
also available: eBook
tagged : hard-boiled
More Info
The Voyageur Modern Canadian Literature 5-Book Bundle

The Voyageur Modern Canadian Literature 5-Book Bundle

The Silence on the Shore / Combat Journal for Place d'Armes / The Donnellys / In This Poem I Am / Canadian Exploration Literature
edition:eBook
tagged : literary, canadian
More Info

The Voyageur Classic Canadian Fiction 7-Book Bundle

All Else Is Folly / Pauline Johnson / The Town Below / Self Condemned / Storm Below / The Yellow Briar / Maria Chapdelaine
edition:eBook
More Info

Other Titles by Paul Stuewe

The Voyageur Modern Canadian Literature 5-Book Bundle

The Voyageur Modern Canadian Literature 5-Book Bundle

The Silence on the Shore / Combat Journal for Place d'Armes / The Donnellys / In This Poem I Am / Canadian Exploration Literature
edition:eBook
tagged : literary, canadian
More Info

The Voyageur Classic Canadian Fiction 7-Book Bundle

All Else Is Folly / Pauline Johnson / The Town Below / Self Condemned / Storm Below / The Yellow Briar / Maria Chapdelaine
edition:eBook
More Info

The Storms Below

The Turbulent Life and Times of Hugh Garner
edition:Hardcover
tagged : literary
More Info

User Activity

X
Contacting facebook
Please wait...