The.Hope. by Craig Power

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Funny, furious, and flat-out weird, Power’s sophomore is a trippy trip about disillusionment and its opposite: hope — the thing, as Joe’s dad once told him, that keeps us going.
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Jack Kerouac's On The Road meets Iggy Pop. // Newfoundland is the site of one of the few successful campaigns of genocide in human history. That everything written in Newfoundland and Labrador doesn't address this Craig Francis Power finds shocking and telling. But Power didn't want to write a romantic fictionalized version of history--he wanted to write something that showed how historical trauma runs alongside contemporary trauma: both personal and otherwise. The.Hope. investigates many current Newfoundland and Labrador struggles: the tensions between official and unofficial memory and culture, the desire for radical and just economic and social change in the face of a dumbed down culture, apathy, selfishness, greed, celebrity worship et al. The.Hope. will speak in particular to critically minded people who find anything that calls itself an industry, such as the "cultural industry," suspect. Power's novel is sad, it's funny and it's clever, it's self-aware and self-critical.
 

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Published September 30, 2016 by Pedlar Press. 250 pages
Genres: Literature & Fiction. Fiction
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Reviewed by Brett Josef Grubisic on Nov 27 2016

Funny, furious, and flat-out weird, Power’s sophomore is a trippy trip about disillusionment and its opposite: hope — the thing, as Joe’s dad once told him, that keeps us going.

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