THE WAKE: The Deadly Legacy of a Newfoundland Tsunami by Linden MacIntyre is publishing today with HarperCollins Canada!

From the publisher:

 “An incredible true story of destruction and survival in Newfoundland by one of Canada’s best-known writers. On November 18, 1929, a tsunami struck Newfoundland’s Burin Peninsula. The most destructive earthquake-related event in Newfoundland’s history, the disaster killed twenty-eight people and left hundreds more homeless or destitute. Scotiabank Giller Prize–winning writer Linden MacIntyre was born near St. Lawrence, Newfoundland, one of the villages virtually destroyed by the tsunami. Written in MacIntyre’s trademark style, The Wake is a major new work by one of this country’s top writers.”

Pre-publication praise:

“MacIntyre is a superb writer, and his book’s two major set pieces, descriptions of the tsunami’s arrival and the Rescue – an astonishing Come From Away prequel – have moments of heart-stopping narrative.  Yet it’s the subtle, nuanced intertwining of family and larger story that gives The Wake its power.” – Brian Bethune, Maclean’s

“Fascinating, infuriating, eloquent and cautionary.” – Post Media