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Viewing Entry - First snow, last light (AM13158)
by Johnston, Wayne

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TitleFirst snow, last light
Author / Responsible partyJohnston, Wayne
GenreSuspense stories.
TopicsSuspense stories. Families -- Fiction. Newfoundland and Labrador -- Fiction. Missing persons -- Fiction.
Intended AudienceAdult
PublisherVisAbility Ltd. [Association for the Blind of WA]


Ned Vatcher, only 14, ambles home from school before the first storm of 1936 to find the house locked, the family car missing, and his parents gone without a trace. From that point on, his life is driven by the need to find out what happened to the Vanished Vatchers. His father, Edgar, born to a poor family of fishermen, had risen to become the right-hand man to the colony's prime minister, then suffered an unexpected fall from grace. While searching for the truth, Ned finds himself enmeshed in the family of his missing father, who are themselves haunted by the inexplicable disappearance of a third Vatcher, a young man who was lost at sea on a calm and sunny day years earlier. Two other people loom large as Ned becomes Newfoundland's first media mogul, building an empire to insulate him from loss: a Jesuit priest named Father Duggan, and Sheilagh Fielding, a boozy giantess who, while wandering the city streets at night, composes satiric columns that scandalize the rich and powerful.

Additional Information

System control numberAM13158
Original Print PublisherToronto : Knopf Canada, 2017.
NarratorStephen Pineo. Iole Fabbro.
Narrator NameStephen Pineo. Iole Fabbro.
Participant or performer noteStephen Pineo. Iole Fabbro.
Narrators GenderMale & Female narrators