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“The man who hates you hates the human race.” | …
Originally from Manitoulin Island, Jennifer Farquhar has lived in France, Japan, and Montreal, and currently resides in southwestern Ontario. She is an elementary school teacher and mother of two young children. Her short fiction has won awards in the Manitoulin Expositor and the Toronto Star. WATERMARK is her debut novel and will be on offer in North America in September 2016, pitch follows: The Gathering meets The Cure for Death by Lightning. Opening on an island in Lake Huron in the mid-1970s, WATERMARK tells the story of Mina McInnis, a responsible girl whose affections are torn between her younger brother David and the fiery Rhonda Doyle, a summer resident whose family owns a private island across the bay. In a moment of weakness and inattention, Mina makes a mistake with tragic consequences. Soon, rumors are circulating among the local Ojibway about an ancient evil in the Great Lake, forcing Mina to flee in fear to Chicago. Twenty-five years later, Mina returns with her son to the island where her family disintegrated, determined to uncover the truth about the Doyles and the tragedy from her past, and the creature that dwells in the cold, dark waters of Lake Huron. WATERMARK is upmarket nostalgia horror that combines a chilling ghost story with a seventies summer cottage vibe, and examines how one bad choice reverberates across multiple generations. Contact:
“The man who hates you hates the human race
I am thinking, most immediately, of the recent, simultaneous success—abroad and by definition in Ireland—of the novelist Roddy Doyle, the memoirist Frank McCourt and the playwright Martin McDonagh. Frank McCourt, whose remembered depiction of life in Limerick slums, and of those awful Catholic priests and nuns, was extracted, prior to publication, in The New Yorker, went on to win the Pulitzer Prize, and is being advertised in London—I saw the posters—with this quote from a review: ‘Out Roddy Doyles Roddy Doyle…It is amazing’. London Irishman Martin McDonagh, launched by the Druid Theatre in Galway with his play The Beauty Queen of Leenane, went on to scale the heights in London, and will soon be big in New York, with plays entitled A Skull in Connemara, The Lonesome West, The Cripple from Inishmaan. The titles adequately reflect the content.
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