Broken Man on a Halifax Pier

Overview

A tale of one man’s shipwrecked life and an unlikely crew of rescuers.

Fifty-five-year-old Charles Howard has lost his long-time journalism job and has been swindled out of his life savings. Standing by
the edge of Halifax Harbour on a foggy morning, contemplating his dismal future, his ritual of self-pity is interrupted with the appearance of the mysterious and beguiling Ramona Danforth.

So begins a most interesting relationship.

On a whim, Charles asks Ramona to drive him to his childhood home, Stewart Harbour, a fishing village populated by rugged
individualists far down Nova Scotia’s remote Eastern Shore. Charles left the Harbour immediately after graduating from high school and never looked back. And now that he's returned, the past starts catching up with him in ways he could never have imagined.

Reviews

One of Canada’s finest storytellers, Lesley Choyce’s, latest — Broken Man on a Halifax Pier — is warm, witty and wise … an engaging and entertaining tale of trial and triumph that speaks to the soul and spirit of the Maritimes.

Stephen Patrick Clare, editor, Celtic Life International

About the Author

Lesley Choyce

Posted by Kendra on December 6, 2014
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Lesley Choyce

Lesley Choyce is the author of over ninety books. He has won the Dartmouth Book Award, the Atlantic Poetry Prize, and the Ann Connor Brimer Award, and has been shortlisted for the Governor General's Award. He lives in East Lawrencetown, Nova Scotia.