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Atlantic Winds

by William Prendiville 

Atlantic Winds by William Prendiville

It’s 1970s Canada. The small island community of Bear Lake is awash with rumours of lay-offs and wildcat strikes at the mill. But for young Tom, nothing is more important than hanging out with his best friend, Cormic, except perhaps catching a glimpse of Sasha Dovonovitch, the foreman’s daughter.

When a tragic accident occurs at the mill, the whole community unites – but in a small town, pointed fingers and hushed gossip can only stir further trouble…

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‘I read it at a sitting, and then again to savour its rich characterisation and powerful story.’ Allan Massie, novelist and journalist

‘Prendiville’s writing lifts the curtain on the contradictions of the human soul.’ Benoît Breville, journalist, Le Monde Diplomatique

‘The unsettling culmination leaves ripples for years to come.’ – Fiona Vigo Marshall, author of Find Me Falling