JOEL HYNES comes from Calvert, Newfoundland, and now lives in St. John’s. His award-winning first novel, Down to the Dirt, was originally published by Killick Press in 2003; the author also co-wrote an acclaimed stage adaptation of the book, called The De
"Violent rock music rendered in prose."
The lives and loves of tormented and booze- and drug-addled teenagers in Newfoundland are examined and revealed to be as chaotic and unpleasant as those of tormented, booze- and drug-addled teenagers in North Dakota or Belarus.
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