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Hard Light

Brick Books Classics 5

by Michael Crummey, introduction by Lisa Moore

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Description

New light on Michael Crummey's classic depiction of Newfoundland and Labrador's past.

On the occasion of the press's 40th anniversary, Brick Books is proud to present the fifth of six new editions of classic books from our back catalogue. This edition of Hard Light features a new Introduction by Lisa Moore, a new Afterword by the author and a new cover and design by the renowned typographer Robert Bringhurst.

In Hard Light, first published in 1998, Crummey retells and reimagines his father's and others” stories of outport Newfoundland and the Labrador fishery. These deeply felt poems are rooted in the places where “human desire comes up against rock” (John Steffler).

I have a fair trial on the fishing line now,
being three summers out from home, two summers on
the French Shore, four down on the Labrador,
and three trips this year to the Banks of Newfoundland,
and this is what I have learned to be the price of fish
“??The price of fish.” (September, 1887)?

?In these stories and poems, an intimate, bright world flares up, glowing in the darkness of recent history, full-blown and vivid.” “Lisa Moore, from the Introduction

About the Authors

Michael Crummey

MICHAEL CRUMMEY is the author of twelve books of poetry and fiction. He was the inaugural winner of the $50,000 Writers’ Trust Fellowship in recognition of “exceptional creative ability and outstanding promise” in his work to date. His most recent novel, The Innocents, won the Thomas Raddall Atlantic Fiction Award and was a finalist for the Scotiabank Giller Prize, the Governor General’s Literary Award, and the Rogers Writers’ Trust Fiction Prize. Little Dogs: New and Selected Poems appeared in 2017. He lives in St. John’s, where he is starting to feel his age.

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Lisa Moore

LISA MOORE is the acclaimed author of the novels CaughtFebruary, and Alligator; the story collections Open and Something for Everyone; and the young-adult novel Flannery. Her books have won the Commonwealth Writers’ Prize and CBC’s Canada Reads, been finalists for the Writers’ Trust Fiction Prize and the Scotiabank Giller Prize, and been longlisted for the Man Booker Prize. Moore is also the co-librettist, along with Laura Kaminsky, of the opera February, based on her novel of the same name. She lives in St. John’s, Newfoundland.

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Contributor Notes

Born in Buchans, Newfoundland and Labrador, Michael Crummey is an internationally celebrated novelist and poet, whose work has garnered the Commonwealth Writers Prize and the Canadian Authors Association Literary Award.

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