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Apse the Gate: Honouring A Piece of Home

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One thing that is particular to Newfoundland and Labradorians is the theme of Home. While some may leave the province for a stint or even permanently, there is an attachment to the place they once knew and will always love. Shawn Anthony explores this idea in his debut novel Apse The Gate, looking through the eyes of a young boy who left Fogo Island as a child, but found himself back in his grandmother’s salt box house every summer. The book runs through Anthony’s life as his relationship with the island and his family grows. “In the book all those different transitions happen, and it compromises or jolts our idea of what home is and how that place has changed…

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