Happiness of Fish
On a snowy winter night, Gerry Adamson hides from his family in a laid-up sailboat.
Pushing sixty, holed-up with a laptop, he’s trying to make a novel out of thirty-odd years of compromises and betrayals that have seen him go from youthful erratic passion to late-middle-aged dithering. He’s making one last effort to make it mean something.
SHORTLISTED FOR THE 2007 JOHN AND MARGARET SAVAGE FIRST NOVEL AWARD
“Armstrong’s prose style is what really stands out…He’s able to nail down a description with language that is at once poetic and quite funny…this novel is a success.”
– Mark Callanan, The Independent
“What sets this book apart from most of its kind is Armstrong’s magnificent, witty style of writing and refreshing new approach to such a book…Most people will enjoy this for its lighthearted and humorous surface value, and deeper readers will marvel in the greater subsurface connotations.”
– Chad Pelley, Current Magazine
“A pleasure to read.”
– J.M. Sullivan, The Newfoundland Quarterly
“This is a St. John’s novel we’ve been waiting for.”
– Jean Graham, Northeast Avalon Times