A terrible tragedy sets in motion a vengeful curse that can turn a girl's sixteenth birthday into her death day. The spirit of profound grief and hatred hangs like a fog over Castle Lake until it can exact its horrific retribution. In the haunting style of Stephen King, award-winning author, Thomas Ryerson, ably touches the simple, natural world of rural life in the nineteenth century with the evil hand of the supernatural.
Thomas Chandler Haliburton was perhaps the only Canadian writer whose name was a household word in nineteenth-century Canada. The ten papers in this volume reappraise the historical, geographical, political and literary contexts within which Haliburton lived and worked. His letters, his historical books, the Club papers and Sam Slick sketches are all included in these valuable and lively criticisms.