Written by Hugh Hood
Publication Date September 01, 1997
It is the year 2004 and the first human expedition to Mars is under way. Matthew Goderich watches the spaceship that holds his son John on board as it becomes a tiny dot in the sky, gradulaly clearing Earth's atmosphere and breaking free of gravity. From Mars to the art world to corporate finance, Hugh Hood skillfully presents the penultimate book in his ambitious and highly acclaimed twelve-volume series, The New Age/Le Nouveau siecle, which poignantly animates the social fabric of Canada in the latter part of the twentieth century and beyond.
Hugh Hood wrote 32 books. He taught English literature at the Universite de Montreal and was the author of seventeen novels, several volumes of short fiction, and five of nonfiction. He died in August 2000.