Publish date: June 15th 2009
Publisher: House of Anansi Press
Pages no: 310
Edition language: English
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, Adult Fiction
, Historical Fiction
, Literary Fiction
, Canadian Literature
In 1982, the oil rig Ocean Ranger sank off the coast of Newfoundland during a Valentine's Day storm. All eighty-four men aboard died. February is the story of Helen O'Mara, one of those left behind when her husband, Cal, drowns on the rig. It begins in the present-day, more than twenty-five years la...
I remember hearing about the Ocean Ranger disaster back when it happened. I can only imagine what it would have been like to lose a family member in such an unecessary way! This book is the examination of the disaster's effect on Helen, whose husband Cal was one of those lost on the Ocean Ranger. ...
Beautifully lush writing. Moore picks up on the tiny details of life radiating out from an enormous, shattering event, and makes them sound nearly as profound - or perhaps indicates that it is these small moments (the circle of light reflecting off a watch face, sheets of swirling snow, a pot boilin...
This book languished in a stack on a to-be-read shelf for almost two years, squashed between a Julian Barnes below and some short story anthology above. It was 31 years ago on Valentine's Day that the Ocean Ranger oil rig sank off the coast of Newfoundland, killing all aboard.31 years later, on Vale...
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