Harbour View is the story of six people whose lives intersect in a nursing home overlooking Halifax Harbour. Memories draw the residents, staff, and family members from rich and diverse pasts to a present filled with grace and poignancy. Threaded with music and connected by themes of dislocation, family legend, and longing, Harbour View offers a glimpse of the extraordinary lives of ordinary people.
Shortlisted for the 2010 Atlantic Book Award: The Margaret and John Savage First Book Award
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“This novella starts with a single, clear voice and then grows in complexity with the addition of several more distinctive characters until it achieves fine harmony and resonance. By the end of this short work, we have a choir depicting a broad range of human experience.”
–Antanas Sileika, author of Woman in Bronze
“Brennan’s writing is symphonic in nature and scope, her characters so fully human you may think you hear them whisper in your ear. Here is prose filled with surprising microscopic observation; sometimes funny, other times poignant, these details are heart-stopping in their truth and beauty. Structurally brilliant, Brennan’s layered, empathetic storytelling underscores the heart of this novella – we are given not just a view, but a vision of interconnectedness.”
–Sheree Fitch, author of Kiss the Joy As It Flies