In all my life I have never ever been alone. This is a new country, a place I must enter slowly, as one would a forest or a cave.
So begins Bernice Morgan’s deeply moving novella The Dragon’s Song. The book recounts the life and friendships of two young Newfoundland missionaries in China in the 1930’s through the memories of an elderly and newly widowed woman, who must learn to grieve losses both new and old.
Evocative and strikingly beautiful, the story is complemented by wood engravings and lithographs by Bernice’s daughter Jennifer Morgan. The book was letterpress printed, and hand sewn.
The type is Joanna, and was cast by Michael Bixler of Skaneateles, NY. The papers are Hahnemuhle Ingres, Obonai Feather, and St. Armand Handmade.
The lithographs were printed at St. Michael’s Printshop in St. John’s, NL. All other presswork and binding were done at Running the Goat Press, in Tors Cove, NL.
Printed in an edition of no more than 100 copies, signed and numbered by author, illustrator and printer.
The Dragon's Song is now out of print.