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BUTLER, Paul. Hero. (Halifax) : Vagrant Press, (2009). Advance Reading Copy. Pp (6),-218. 8vo, illustrated red card covers. A new novel by this Newfoundland author. “In a St. John's hospital in 1945, Elsa Evans keeps a furtive vigil over the deathbed of Abram Kean, the renowned sealing captain, and retraces part of her life interwoven with those of her former employers,Simon and Sarah Jenson. On the morning of July 1916, Lt. Simon Jenson, sev erely shell-shocked and demoralized after a year and a half in the trenches, fails in leadership, hanging behind his men as they march through no-man’s-land, and eventually committing an incomprehensible mistake. But against all odds, Simon survives, and with his battlefield actions misinterpreted, he is feted as a hero. But when Simon returns from the war, Sarah finds himemotionally fragile and prone to violent rages—not even their young daught er Lucy can cheer him. Worse, their lives are soon overtaken by the shadow of blackmail, and Sarah and Elsa, Lucy’s governess, are forced to reconsider everything they once believed about loyalty, valour, and responsibility.”- from the back cover. Very good to fine. 12.50
Title: Hero. Advance Reading Copy.
Publisher: Vagrant Press, Halifax, 2009,:
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