Please join us for the official launch of As the Old Folks Would Say by Hubert Furey on Tuesday, April 11, at 7:00 pm at the Elks Lodge (Carpasian Road, St. John’s).
Please note that this is a 19+ event. The book will be available for purchase. The author will read at the beginning of the event and then sign copies. There will be light refreshments and a cash bar.
In this diverse collection of stories, Hubert Furey transports the reader back in time to an outport culture in which he lived and which has long since disappeared. It was a time when the “slapper” was deemed to be an indispensable aid to success in the classroom, when homemade moonshine was part of any festive celebration, when fairies abounded in the woods waiting to lead the unwary astray, and when friends sat around the table and didn’t mind having a good argument, even if the subject was as mundane as chuckley pears. From hunting to courting, cooking to preaching, As the Old Folks Would Say captures Newfoundland’s exceptional heritage and the spirit of life on the island.
For more information, please contact Flanker Press at 709-739-4477 ext. 24 (toll-free at 1-866-739-4420 ext. 24).