Spring has come and George sails with his grandfather to an abandoned fishing outport so the old man can visit his wife’s grave. On their return, they are caught in a fierce storm. They pull their boat onto an ice floe and take shelter under the boat. As the ice breaks up under them, the old man shows the courage and dignity he wants his grandson to remember.
Geoff Butler grew up in Newfoundland as his minister father travelled the province. He is one of the best known artists in the Atlantic provinces. His work depicts his respect for the hard lives of the people who live there, and for the beauty of his native home.
“Butler has written a lyrical, elegiac tale and accompanied it with gorgeous moving lyrics and pencil drawings.”
“A tribute to the traditional Newfoundland fishing communities that have survived and triumphed over their bleak isolation.”
–Trade & Culture