An extraordinary debut novel - thematically significant, profoundly timely, magical in intent and execution....
The Author himself best defines the intent of this novel.
“First, the novel silhouettes Inuit culture, especially the role of shaman. 77° North recognises this ancient tradition, and hopes, within the confines of this adventure, to cast fresh light on the stewards of the land and their indelible right for self-actualization.
“Second, the novel showcases the equality of women — indeed, their dominance — in the defining relationship between a people and their land.”
“Third is my artistic desire to write a captivating and imaginative novel reflecting contemporary issues, and how we define ourselves as a country moving through the 21st century. Every life is a story, and 77° North acknowledges the vitality of our individual and collective journeys.
“My greatest hope is that 77° North gives us all cause to reflect on the opportunity to add a little magic to our lives. The magic of forgiveness and healing, steeped in truth and setting the record straight..”
77° North finds Inuit orphan and archaeologist Chulyin Nakasuk rejecting her shamanic powers. Chulyin's journey weaves through a fantastical world spanning myth and science where she battles legendary creatures and human avarice. An archaeological expedition leads her to Greenland where she encounters The Foundlings. The encounter sparks acceptance of her shamanic powers and grief over the loss of a cherished uncle, and knowledge revealing the origins of human life on Earth.
TP Wood graduated from McMaster University with an Honours degree in English and History. He has been an Editor for three weekly newspapers and two corporate publications, has written executive speeches, screenplays and 30 years of private journals. He is an active member of the Canadian Authors Association and his poetry has been published in the Niagara Poetry Anthology, the Banister and Gravitas. This is his first novel. He lives in Nova Scotia.
Pub Date: Spring 2023
Available at your local bookseller or order from Mosaic Press / IPG(US)/ Gazelle Book Services (UK/EU) / Manda Group(Canada)
6 X 9 inches
Price: $22.95 USD $27.95 CDN
ISBN PB: 9781771616843