Published in April, 2020, Some People’s Children is the second novel from Bridget Canning. It has been a finalist for the 2020 BMO Winterset Award, the Thomas Raddell Award, the 2022 Newfoundland and Labrador Book Award (fiction), and selected for NL Reads, 2021.
“Bridget Canning captures a generation of Newfoundlanders maturing in the shadow of gruelling economic and cultural collapse, acutely depicting the urgent desire to escape disaster while remaining tethered to notions of home….Not since Joel Thomas Hynes’s Down to the Dirt has a Newfoundland coming-of-age novel so relentlessly depicted the taxing challenge of surviving adolescence in rural outports. This darkly comedic novel is one of indignities, epiphanies, and hope.” Megan Gail Coles.
Links to reviews can be found on the Press page.
Click here to check out a video of Bridget reading from Some People’s Children on Breakwater’s YouTube channel.