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The.Hope.

by Craig Francis Power, edited by Beth Follett

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Jack Kerouac's On The Road meets Iggy Pop. // Newfoundland is the site of one of the few successful campaigns of genocide in human history. That everything written in Newfoundland and Labrador doesn't address this Craig Francis Power finds shocking and telling. But Power didn't want to write a romantic fictionalized version of history--he wanted to write something that showed how historical trauma runs alongside contemporary trauma: both personal and otherwise. The.Hope. investigates many current Newfoundland and Labrador struggles: the tensions between official and unofficial memory and culture, the desire for radical and just economic and social change in the face of a dumbed down culture, apathy, selfishness, greed, celebrity worship et al. The.Hope. will speak in particular to critically minded people who find anything that calls itself an industry, such as the "cultural industry," suspect. Power's novel is sad, it's funny and it's clever, it's self-aware and self-critical.

About the Authors
Craig Francis Power is a writer and visual artist from St. John's, Newfoundland. His first novel, Blood Relatives, won the 2011 ReLit Award and was short-listed for the BMO Winterset Award. His visual art has shown at galleries across Canada.
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Beth Follett lives in Toronto and is the publisher of Pedlar Press. Her first novel, Tell It Slant, was published in 2001 by Coach House.

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Awards
  • Winner, Alcuin Society Design Awards for Prose Fiction

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