Atlantic Nights

Published on June 12, 2015

Atlantic Nights

Welcome to our first fictional serial, ‘Atlantic Nights’.
If follows the story of a family who is coping with Alzheimer’s Disease.

Based on ‘One Thousand and One Nights’, sometimes called ‘Arabian Nights’, ‘Atlantic Nights’ has family members making up tales to tell their mom about their father while she settles into life in a special care facility. As they recount stories they think carry only a portion of truth, they start to discover they don’t know everything about the lives of their parents.

The serial is written by TC Media’s Atlantic columnist and award-winning author Russell Wangersky.

Join us here each day for a new chapter in the story of the Connors family. We will be publishing a new chapter daily from Monday to Saturday for the summer. And if you miss any chapters, you will find links to them in this site.

You can also join in the conversation about the serial and living with the disease on Twitter @atlanticnights, on Facebook at www.facebook.com/AtlanticNights or email us at atlanticnights@tc.tc.

‘Atlantic Nights’ is sponsored by Masstown Market in Masstown Nova Scotia.

 Chapter 1 – The Coffee Pot

Chapter 2 – Leaving Home

Chapter 3 – No Going Back

Chapter 4 – Tom

Chapter 5 – Quidi Vidi

 Chapter 6 - The Agreement

Chapter 7 – Digby

Chapter 8 - Amherst

Chapter 9 - Colonel Wayne

Chapter 10 - Cavendish

Chapter 11 – Trapped

Chapter 12 – The Woman in the Farm House

Chapter 13 - Tall Tale

Chapter 14 - Mustang Keith

Chapter 15 - Cold Call

Chapter 16 - The Biggest Horns

Chapter 17 - With Friends like Keith

Chapter 18 - A Slap for Keith

Chapter 19 - Darker Tones

Chapter 20 – Colonel Wayne Pays a Visit

Chapter 21 – Colonel Wayne's World

Chapter 22 - Fast Cars

Chapter 23 - Boxed In

Chapter 24 - Caught

Chapter 25 - Growing Danger

Chapter 26 - Into The Woods

Chapter 27 - The Brothers

Chapter 28 - Lettuce

Chapter 29 - Spinning the Web

Chapter 30 – Tom Tale

Chapter 31 – Bookends

Chapter 32 – Archie

Chapter 33 – Will Dad Come Home?

Chapter 34 – Road to Trouble

Chapter 35 – Gros Jos

Chapter 36 - The Pearl

Chapter 37 - Too Much, Too Fast

Chapter 38 - The Passenger

Chapter 39 - Little Rene

Chapter 40 - Broken Promise

Chapter 41 - Gone Too Far

Chapter 42 - Secrets

Chapter 43 - Moment of Clarity

Chapter 44 - Treasure Boxes

Chapter 45 – Tired of Playing Games

Chapter 46 - Helen's Fury

Chapter 47 – Jeannie

Chapter 48 – A Special Request

Chapter 49 – Hiding Spot

Chapter 50 – Confused

Chapter 51 – Reality Strikes

Chapter 52 – Dismissed

Chapter 53 – Bathurst Bound

Chapter 54 – The Other Woman

Chapter 55 – The Crumbling Walls

Chapter 56 – In Search of The Other Woman

Chapter 57 – Darkness Sets In

Chapter 58 – The Ketchup Theory

Chapter 59 – The Trouble With Heroes

Chapter 60 - Conspirators

Chapter 61 - The Warning

Chapter 62 - Twisting in the Wind

Chapter 63 - Helen Lashes Out

Chapter 64 - No Turning Back

Chapter 65 - The Encounter

Chapter 66 - Trouble at Home

Chapter 67 - Bad News

Chapter 68 - Secret Sam

Chapter 69 - The Other Son

Chapter 70 - He's Complicated

Chapter 71 - Things Go Wrong

Chapter 72 - Gone

Chapter 73 - Going on the Road

Conclusion – Tom

About the Author

Russell Wangersky’s works include 2015’s ‘Walt’, 2012’s ‘Whirl Away’, 2011’s ‘The Glass Harmonica’ and 2008’s ‘Burning Down the House.’

‘Whirl Away’ won the Raddall Prize for best Atlantic Canadian fiction and was a finalist for the Scotiabank Giller prize, among other accolades.

Wangersky has also won numerous newspaper awards and was a finalist in the columns category at this year’s National Newspaper Awards.