A country is not just its people and places, but its stories. On the occasion of Canada’s sesquicentennial, The Globe and Mail has invited a group of writers – from home and abroad – to celebrate the country’s history in fiction. The results will be published throughout the course of 2017.
Author’s Note: I was a teenager in the 1970s when Ontario weathered a record number of snowstorms and tornados. I remember the thrill felt as clouds gathered, radios crackled and lightning flashed on the horizon. Stories of Hurricane Hazel, the mother of all Canadian storms, lingered in the air each time the skies darkened.
Seth’s books include Wimbledon Green, George Sprott and It’s A Good Life, If You Don’t Weaken, as well as the long-running comic-book series Palookaville. He is the designer for The Complete Peanuts, among other books, a regular contributor to The New Yorker, and worked with Lemony Snicket on All the Wrong Questions, a series of books for young readers. He lives in Guelph, Ontario.