River Books, 2000
6 x 9
200 pages, pb
Out of print.
The Rain is Full of Ghosts
by Zoë Landale
Ingeborg leaves a mysterious past in Denmark to work as a deckhand on West Coast fishing boats. Her only companion is the enigmatic Family Ghost, who visits her in the form of a talking Canada Goose whenever she calls.
In Zoë Landale’s first novel, we are shown how one young woman’s life, work and loves are affected by an overwhelming loss. What comfort can her Family Ghost can bring Ingeborg? And how will that connect her with her family remaining in Denmark, and the new family she is building in Canada?
Real adventure is more than gunfire and death. Hard seasons working on the fishing boats out on the West Coast are less challenging than being a single parent. Ingeborg learns adventure in all these forms; and she knows magic in her Family Ghost.