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The destructive family can tu upon itself is the theme of this powerful work, which has in the words of Margaret Laurence, become a classic of its kind. Set in the stark, confining atmosphere of a Newfoundland milltown, this semi-autobiographical novel tells the story of the Stone family-caught in relentless poverty and tyranized by Saul Stone, an illiterate man whose primThe destructive family can tu upon itself is the theme of this powerful work, which has in the words of Margaret Laurence, become a classic of its kind. Set in the stark, confining atmosphere of a Newfoundland milltown, this semi-autobiographical novel tells the story of the Stone family-caught in relentless poverty and tyranized by Saul Stone, an illiterate man whose primitive fury warps and twists his wife and children. A brilliant portrayal of existence bereft of tende ess, House of Hate is a Tale of human ordeal and of an anguished striving for love in the midst of bitte ess. It is, as Farley Mowet has observed, a book unique in Canadian Literature. Percy Janes is a Canadian author who was raised in Newfoundland and retu ed there to live after extended travels in Europe....

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ISBN : 9781550810233
Format Type : Paperback
Number of Pages : 336 Pages
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House of Hate Reviews

  • Paula Dembeck
    2019-02-05 13:29

    This is a sad story about family life in Newfoundland at the time of the outport settlements.Set in a small milltown, this semi-autobiographical novel tells the story of the poverty stricken Stone family, who are tyrannized by the hisband and father Saul, an illiterate but hard working man whose violence is continually directed at his wife and children. Saul is completely unable to express any love and this has terrible effects on his family who are all damaged as a consequence.Not an easy book to read. It really makes you wonder how children ever emerge unscathed by childhoods such as these.

  • Chantal Connors
    2019-02-15 15:30

    *Read a book based on a true story 12/50Originally I was sure I was going to rate this book a one star but the second half changed my opinion. While the oppression and abuse really upset me there is something to be said about the honesty. This quote from the book accurately sums up my thoughts " how was it that in all these years in this town our father had come to be known in the mill as an honest, hardworking man ; on Humber Heights as a decent, god fearing neighbor; and inside his own home as an unmitigated son of a bitch?"

  • Wisewebwoman
    2019-02-12 12:31

    The sins of the fathers (and mothers)trickling on down through the generations is a theme that fascinates me and that I've written about myself.This book is well written, heart-breaking and memorable. Anger is a poison that soaks through everything and in an unenlightened time colours everything.Well done!

  • Desi Valentine
    2019-01-26 15:29

    I've never read a book set in Newfoundland, before. This book was a sprawling, detailed, sometimes rambling story of one Newfoundland family – a good story! But it was the setting that grabbed me. I need to read more. :-)

  • Lee
    2019-01-26 18:31

    depressing and drawn out. i was told by CBC radio that this was the best book written in the setting of Newfoundland, im taking it upon my self to call shenanigans on that.

  • Gordon
    2019-01-21 17:32

    A bleak and total immersion into a sunless world of family without love, this novel's main drawback is its failure to adequately explore the origins of Saul Stone's cold and bitter heart.