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grief, literary fiction, pilgrimage, inner journey, true love, family, spirituality

by Brad Thomas Batten

On a frigid night in Toronto, Dara Walsh’s life changes in an instant. A devastating accident takes the life of his beloved Elle and his father. After a lifetime of spinning the globe on his father’s desktop, a grief-stricken Dara sets out on a pilgrimage around the world to places his father never had the opportunity to visit. From the Southwestern United States to Australia and Fiji, his journey eventually leads him to the Camino de Santiago, the revered and ancient pilgrim route that winds through northern Spain and culminates at the tomb of the Apostle James. Throughout his travels, Dara slowly spreads the ashes of his father, as he comes to terms with his faith and his evolving sense of self.

“To mourn, like a literature carved into stone, is an elegant work of time.”

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Brad Thomas Batten is a writer and artist with a background in religious studies and literature. He is the author of two novels, JourneyMind (2001) and Remembrance Day (2014). Burntroot, his first collection of poetry, was published in 2019. Batten lives in Kingston, Ontario.


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