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Kate Evans (CA)

Where Old Ghosts Meet

Where Old Ghosts Meet

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Matthew Molloy, bright and educated, longs to leave behind his miserable existence on a small farm in Ireland. He yields to pressure and sets aside his dream until one day, he walks away, leaving his wife and small son to fend for themselves. In the summer of 1971, his granddaughter Nora finds herself in Shoal Cove, Newfoundland, where Peg Barry reveals the secrets of Matthew’s reclusive life. The story slips back and forth between Ireland in the early 1900s, a country struggling to rediscover its identity and restore its nationhood, and Newfoundland in the 1940s, a country about to relinquish its nationhood and join Canada.

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Born in Co. Sligo, Ireland, Kate Evans now lives with her husband Tony in St. John’s. She is a teacher of English as a Second Language and has taught in Dublin, London, Montreal, and Bangkok. She has written several radio scripts and has published a short story in Ireland of the Welcomes.Kate Evans (1943-2016) called St. John’s home, but she was born and raised in Ireland. She immigrated to Canada in 1967 and moved to Newfoundland in 1969. Her first novel, Where Old Ghosts Meet, was shortlisted for The Margaret and John Savage First Novel Award and for the APMA Best Atlantic Published Book Award.

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