The true stories that inspired Lisa Moore’s latest novel Caught.
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When journalist Mike Landry called Lisa Moore for an interview, he began by listing four names, and asking, “What do these names mean to you?” The award-winning author of Alligator and February paused and took a deep breath. Not one of the names appears in Caught, but their stories were more entwined with Moore’s fictional account of Newfoundland drug-running in the 1970s than even the author knew.
In this profile of Moore, fate, fortune, freedom and the little town of Ferryland, Newfoundland, come together to form a picture of Canada’s greatest writer at the peak of her form.
Originally published in Salon, New Brunswick’s home for fine art and culture in the Telegraph-Journal, Anansi Digital offers Red-Handed for the first time to a national audience.