St. Patrick's Bed
Book 3 in Ashland“A MODERN GHOST STORY”
–The Globe and Mail
“There’s a line drawn across your life. You cross the line forever.”
When Leo Nolan’s father dies in 1995, his stepson, Adam, now twenty-one, finally asks the question that he has never asked, the question he could never ask. He asks it simply. “Is my father alive?”
ST. PATRICK'S BED, the sequel to the highly acclaimed, World Fantasy Award finalists SHADOW OF ASHLAND and A WITNESS TO LIFE, revisits Leo’s family, eleven years after the momentous visit to Ashland, Kentucky.
Thus begins this new odyssey to Dayton, Ohio, to the past, accompanied by family ghosts and the hard truths of the present. Leo’s quest is both simple and complex: the need in the human heart for redemption, resolution and homecoming.
“If Turgenev hadn’t already nabbed it, ST. PATRICK'S BED could have been entitled Fathers and Sons, with Leo Nolan straddling both roles. The novel morphs into a road book, taking him from Toronto to Dayton, Ohio, and Ireland. Compact, quietly thoughtful, emotionally compelling….Green’s skill as a fantasist shines. A special writer.”
–The Globe and Mail
"The book is genuine."
--Dayton Daily News
"The ending of this book was like a large blast of fireworks."
--The Danforth Review
"Green’s novels tell big stories in his characters’ lives, and they become important to us as readers. Deeply satisfying...will appeal to a wide readership, one I hope he achieves, one he deserves to achieve."
–Books To Look For (Charles de Lint, Fantasy & Science Fiction)
"ST. PATRICK'S BED is a gem."
- Pub Date
- Open Road Integrated Media
About the author
Terence M. Green
Terence M. Green is the author of eight books (seven novels and a short story collection); the recipient of a total of nine Canada Council, Ontario Arts Council, and Toronto Arts Council grants for fiction writing; a two-time World Fantasy Award finalist; and a five-time Prix Aurora Award finalist. His work has been translated into French, Italian, Danish, Polish, and Portuguese. He is profiled in Contemporary Authors, The Oxford Companion to Canadian Literature, Canadian Who's Who, The Dictionary of Literary Biography, and Books in Canada. He has been praised in the New York Times, the San Francisco Chronicle, the Globe and Mail, the Toronto Star, the Ottawa Citizen, and the Atlanta Journal-Constitution. His novel Shadow of Ashland (more than a quarter of a million printed) was selected as a Top 3 Fiction Pick of the Year by the Edmonton Journal in 1997, and as the Book You Have to Read by Entertainment Weekly in 2003.