Kevin Penton is the youngest of six children, who was born in 1949 in Lion’s Den, Fogo Island Newfoundland. The family was forced to uproot and move to Fogo during the resettlement program of the Smallwood Government. His stories reflect the way he and many others lived in those days on that isolated north-eastern island, without the necessities that most of us take for granted, like inside toilets, running water and electricity.  Kevin has self published two books of short stories, titled Brimstone Head, named after the odd shaped dome that looms over Fogo and named by the Flat Earth Society as one of its four corners. If you're from “away,” and you think a header is the data at the top of a web page, and a pancake is something you eat for breakfast, if you think a collar is what you wear around your neck, and a tickle is what makes you laugh, then you've got another think coming. Fromlassy to leggy, from ballicatters to brewis, the stories in Brimstone Head will make you smile and marvel—and shed a tear perhaps—as they carry you back to the middle of the last century and an isolated Newfoundland outport where hard work was the stuff of life, and community, the knot that held it all together. These stories are a real treasure.

 
"Brimstone Head: A Collection of Short Stories"
Kevin Penton
Item: B-KP1

$19.95

 
"Brimstone Head: More Short Stories"
Kevin Penton
Item: B-KP2

$19.95