The heart and spirit of an indomitable people travel far in time and space … The unexpected luxury of a day spent at the home of a Hollywood star leads three old friends to share secret facets of their lives, both tragic and triumphant. Excited to retu to the home of her youth after a lifetime spent away, a woman lea s that the life of a childhood friend has been a bleak, awful shadow of her own. The streets of Vancouver seem to glitter with promises of love and success, but a young man is forced to perceive the grittier reality that hides beneath. A young woman, unwilling to stay at home with her baby while the rest of the world is celebrating, performs an impulsive act of love and selfishness that will shatter the lives of a family she cares for as much as her own. These are only a few of the stirring, unforgettable, often heartbreaking stories in a lyrical collection exploring life and love, terror and joy, fury and deep sorrow. Above all the tales explore the bonds of family and friendship, while celebrating the Newfoundlander's vital sense of identity. The Topography of Love will resonate deeply in the hearts of readers everywhere who cherish subtle, eloquent, evocative fiction. Be ice Morgan is the author of previous novels published to widespread popular and critical acclaim, including Random Passage and its companion Waiting for Time, which won the Canadian Author's Association Award
About the author
Bernice Morgan (b. 1935), a life-long Newfoundlaner, lives in St. John's. Her stories have been published widely in literary journals, and in 1996, she was named Newfoundland Artist of the Year for her writing. Her novel Waiting for Time (Breakwater, 1994) won the Thomas Raddall Award for Fiction, and Random Passage (Breakwater, 1992) has been developed as a TV series. "Poems in a Cold Climate," which first appeared in The Fiddlehead, is from her collection, The Topography of Love (Breakwater, 2000).