Synopses & Reviews
The disastrous 1917 explosion of a munitions ship in Halifax Harbor, Nova Scotia, forms the backdrop to this “rich, abundantly humane love story” (Chicago Tribune)-”a powerful piece of work” (Washington Post Book World) that marks an “auspicious fiction debut for an already accomplished author and award-winning journalist” (Chicago Sun-Times).
The whirlwind of World War I provides the canvas on which a vivid love triangle is played out in the first novel by the bestselling author of "The Story of English". When a clergyman discovers the sexually explicit diary of a young woman, he and a friend are swept into a vortex of conflicting emotions as they try to discover her identity.
About the Author
ROBERT MacNEIL was the coanchor of PBS's MacNeil/Lehrer Newshour until his retirement in 1995. He has written two volumes of memoirs and three novels. MacNeil grew up in Nova Scotia, the setting for his bestselling memoir Wordstruck. He now divides his time between Halifax and New York City.