Say Nothing Saw Wood

  • Illustrated By: Gerald Squires
  • Pages:64
  • Publisher:Running the Goat
  • Themes:literary fiction, Newfoundland, Joel Thomas Hynes
  • Available:10/30/2013
  • Age Groups:Adult Fiction
Jude Traynor has served his time in prison and now he's heading back to his hometown on the Southern Shore of Newfoundland. But first, he has to come to terms with who he was and what happened one night, years before, when he was barely seventeen years old.

Joel Thomas Hynes's stunning exploration of guilt and remorse, of love and regret, received raves as an award-winning stage play; this is the novella that inspired the play, available at last in print. Hynes's pitch perfect ear for voice and his remarkable sense of dramatic cadence combine to form a story of great power and ultimately great humanity. This is Newfoundland Gothic at its best.

Cover image and other drawings by Gerald L. Squires.
Praise for Hynes's previous work:

"A full-blooded, psychologically incisive piece of writing."
The Observer (UK)

"Riveting... unconscionably funny... Its capturing of life's unaccountable cruelty is breathtaking..."
The Globe and Mail

"Hynes is a mesmerizing storyteller."
Now Magazine
Relit Award - Novel   | 2014  |  Short-listed
Newfoundland and Labrador Heritage and History Award   | 2014  |  Short-listed