Saturday, February 27, 2016

Grim Stories of Survival

...into the Bay of Chissiapiacke. . , . .
         So wrote John Smith over 400 years ago, describing the arrival of the Susan Constant, Godspeed, and Discovery in Virginia’s waters. We can forgive him for spelling “Chesapeake” in this odd way. In 1606 almost no Englishmen had ever heard of such a name. It was an Algonquin Indian word meaning “land along the big river.” English settlers and Indian natives would soon make a grim history in that land.

Revenant is a novel about survival.

Jamestown: The Novel is about the survival of a colony.

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