Fabian Vas is a young man with talent and a passion for sketching and painting birds in turn-of-the-century coastal Newfoundland.
His powers of observation are so finely tuned that he rarely needs to describe events. He simply lives them and, in so doing, brings every scene alive. A complex achievement skillfully executed by Howard Norman.
It is written in a stripped-down style that inspires colorful notions and emotions. The characters are vivid, flawed and fun to know.
National Book Award Finalist