Dianna Gallant, BA’04
I am currently an elementary teacher and writer. I published my first literary fiction novel, Saltwater Joys, in 2018, and its sequel, Saltwater Stranger, is due to be published this coming summer.
Saltwater Joys is set in Ireland’s Eye, a ghost town located on the edge of Newfoundland and Labrador — one of hundreds of fishing outports forced to resettle during the province’s confederation with Canada. The consequences of resettlement for Newfoundland and Labrador's people and culture are illuminated in this intimate tale of one family’s experience across two generations. In 1965, John Lee, a young fisherman, makes a tragic decision that changes the course of his life, pushing him to a self-imposed exile and to the brink of insanity. Twenty years later, John must face the demons of his past. The reader will experience Newfoundland in its vast natural beauty, poetic language, close-knit communities, bountiful hospitality, ghost stories, folklore and colourful culture.
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