Staff Pick: Sue on Galore by Michael Crummey

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This novel is part multi-generational saga, part historical fiction, part magical realism. It is set in 18th century Newfoundland and follows two families over the course of two centuries.

Crummey has an amazing facility in capturing the language and atmosphere of the world in the fictional outport of Paradise Deep. From the outset, when a man emerges alive from inside a beached whale the tale only gets more intriguing, compelling and fantastical.