Death and despair follow John Healy around like the sad and sombre notes the fiddle plays in the backroom of the local store in the small Nova Scotia village he calls home. Been in the Storm So Long is a story of one man’s journey from the East Coast of Canada to New Orleans and back, from whaler to thief, murder accomplice to father and husband, alive to dead and back (more than once). The intimate story of Healy’s life as he navigates an emotional journey fraught with unbearable death and loss, keeps unspoken truths from those who matter most, and finds redemption when all seems lost, is a story that transcends time. Can John Healy leave what happened in the past where it belongs, or will it shape his future in ways he can’t possibly imagine? Terry Jordan’s new novel - at once provocative and meditative - is a picturesque portrait of a time and place, and one man’s struggle for forgiveness.
Terry Jordan is an award-winning fiction writer, musician, essayist and dramatist whose stage plays have been produced across the country, in the U.S and Ireland. His book of stories "It's a Hard Cow" won a Saskatchewan Book Award and was nominated for the Commonwealth Book Prize. His novel, "Beneath That Starry Place" was published internationally and was nominated for multiple awards. The Toronto Globe & Mail called it "an achingly beautiful book." Jordan taught Creative Writing at Concordia University, Montreal, and was the first Margaret Laurence Fellow at Trent University. In the past he facilitated the Fiction workshop at Sage Hill Writing Experience, served as Writer in Residence at the Saskatoon, Regina and Winnipeg Public Libraries, and Okanagan College. He currently resides in Saskatoon.