Author: Eric Sparling
Genre: Fiction
Dimensions: 12 x 8 x 2 in
Weight: 1 kg
Published: October 10, 2008
ISBN: 1-55081-257-2
EAN: 978-1-55081-257-2

“This is the story of my mother’s death, my father’s lighthouse, my slutty sister and the dog I betrayed.” A heart-felt, at times funny coming-of-age story set in Nova Scotia about a quirky couple who adopt a 16-year-old girl when their son, the main character, is 14.


“An important addition to Atlantic fiction…Eric Sparling has given us a novel that is sensitive, sad / funny and very real. The characters, especially Dante, leap to life.”

– Helen Fogwill Porter, award-winning author of
January, February, June or July and Finishing School

“From the moment I read the back cover quote, I was sold. Eric Sparling’s first book is a novel of genuine sentiment, quiet wisdom, and darkly funny prose…With characters played out realistically and with hints of true humanity, the unfolding of Dante’s story can hit a cord within every one of us.”

– Sasha Van Katwyk, The Argosy

“[Tantramar] is an accomplished and multi-layered piece of work…a story with adroit, rich characterization and a gripping plotline. Individuals are built ground-up from their actions, and allowed complexities that continue to emerge to the end of the piece.”

– Joan Sullivan, The Telegram

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