When Ananias Case boards a ship in Fowey, England in 1826 bound for Carbonear, Newfoundland, he’s not looking for adventure; he’s a man on the run. The strictures of class division are left in the wake, while a fractured society in the throes of rapid evolution awaits beyond the sea. An historical novel based on real events, Ananias is the story of a man seeking a new life while struggling with the ghosts of his past. This sweeping adventure of discovery, connection and heartache is also a moving tribute to a rugged island place and its people.
Born and raised in downtown St. John’s, Newfoundland and Labrador, James Case practiced architecture for forty years. After working professionally throughout Atlantic Canada and for extended periods in Australia, Quebec, Korea and Norway, he formed Sheppard Case Architects in 2000 and LAT49 Architecture Inc. in 2014. James’ projects have been featured in Canadian Architect and Domus, with notable recent works that include the award-winning Fortis Place in St. John’s and the internationally acclaimed Fogo Island Inn at Joe Batts Arm. James sold his architectural practice and retired in 2018. He has since returned to his first love—writing. His first novel, Ananias, is published by Nevermore Press.
PUBLISHED OCTOBER 2020 | ISBN 978-1-7753717-8-6
256 PAGES / 5.35 × 8 IN / SOFTCOVER