Barometer RisingLarge Print - 1995
December 6, 2017 was the 100th anniversary of the Halifax Explosion
As it unfolds against the compelling background of wartime Halifax, Barometer Rising exhibits all of what Queen's professor D.O. Spettigue describes as MacLennan's "imaginative power and literary craftsmanship."
The tight, melodramatic plot fuses together a tender love story, a bitter father-son conflict and a desperate search, centering on the famous harbour explosion. The novel stands in the front ranks of Canadian literature.