In her moving and masterful novel, Lisa Moore reveals the story that unfurls around two devastating moments in time, separated by 25 years.

In 1982, the oil rig Ocean Ranger sinks off the coast of Newfoundland during a night storm. Helen O’Mara, pregnant with her fourth child, receives a phone call telling her that her husband, Cal, has drowned. A quarter of a century later, Helen is woken by another phone call. It is her wayward son, John, telling her he has made a girl pregnant. As John grapples with what it might mean to be a father, Helen realises that she must shake off her decades of mourning in order to help.

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Lisa Moore

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The Canadian writer Lisa Moore originally intended to become a visual artist. The setting for most of her work, novels and short stories is Newfoundland, where she was born and still lives.   
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