This novel tells the story of Fabian Vas, a bird artist in a remote Newfoundland village called Witless Bay. Not only is Fabian an artist, but he is also a murderer (this is revealed in the first chapter) and just one odd individual within a cast of eccentric villagers. Norman beautifully captures a sense of place and offers great dialogue, making the novel captivating from page one.
Leatherby Libraries Call Number: PR9199.3.N564 B57 1995
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Review submitted by: Stacy Russo, Chair of Public Services, Leatherby Libraries