‘Running the Whale’s Back’ being launched tonight

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Book features Eastern Canadian authors’ thoughts on faith and doubt

A collection of stories by Eastern Canadian authors exploring the concept of faith will be released this evening at The Ship pub.

“Running the Whale’s Back: Stories of Faith and Doubt from Atlantic Canada” features the fictional work of, among others, Michael Crummey, Kathleen Winter, Michael Winter, Jessica Grant, Samuel Thomas Martin, Joan Clark and Kenneth J. Harvey.

“These are pieces that poke and prod, ruminate and circulate with themes of religion and cultures of practicality,” says a statement from publisher Goose Lane. “Mysticism meets with piety, holiness argues with practicality and hope lives side by side with despair as the stories spiral and waltz themselves across the four provinces. As the authors leap from subject to subject, we discover death lurking in the lonely wilderness, ski jumpers participating in miracles and preachers suffering marital discord.”

“Running the Whale’s Back” will be launched tonight at 8 p.m., with readings by Clark, Crummey and Michelle Butler Hallett. Books will be available for purchase.


Geographic location: Atlantic Canada

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