Tragic and Bizarre: Stories of Old Prince Edward Island

The latest book about the Island by Summerside writer J. Clinton “Clint” Morrison, Tragic and Bizarre: Stories of Old Prince Edward Island, will be launched at Eptek Art and Culture Centre in Summerside on April 30, at 1 pm. Everyone is welcome to attend.

The book covers 47 little-known tragic or bizarre events that happened to Islanders over two centuries of PEI history. Clint’s work, carefully researched and written, provides additional historical background to the stories as well as pertinent illustrations and source references which give further credence to them.

Tragic and Bizarre is a sequel-of-sorts to Clintís sixth book, Strange Tales and True Stories (2006), but differs substantially in format and content, and contains only stories exclusive to PEI. The 184 page book is illustrated with 40 maps, drawings and photographs. The cover was designed by PEI artist P. John Burden.

Tragic and Bizarre is Clint’s thirteenth book as author or general editor. It will be available at Bookmark (Charlottetown) and Coles Books (Summerside) as well as other Island retail outlets and direct from the author.