Launch of 77° North

Join TP Wood for the launch of his debut novel, 77° North.

77° North finds Inuit orphan and archaeologist Chulyin Nakasuk rejecting her shamanic powers. Chulyin’s journey weaves through a fantastical world spanning myth and science where she battles legendary creatures and human avarice. An archaeological expedition leads her to Greenland where she encounters The Foundlings. The encounter sparks acceptance of her shamanic powers and grief over the loss of a cherished uncle, and knowledge revealing the origins of human life on Earth.
TP Wood graduated from McMaster University with an Honours degree in English and History. He has been an Editor for three weekly newspapers and two corporate publications and has written executive speeches, screenplays, and 30 years of private journals. He is an active member of the Canadian Authors Association, WFNS, and The League of Canadian Poets. His poetry has been published in the Niagara Poetry Anthology, The Banister, and Gravitas. This is his first novel. He lives in Nova Scotia.

Please note the change in date: this launch will be held on Wednesday, June 14 (7pm), at WFNS headquarters (1113 Marginal Road, Halifax). For assistance finding our front door, see our map of the area.

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