Jack Kerouac's On The Road meets Iggy Pop. // Newfoundland is the site of one of the few successful campaigns of gecide in human history. That everything written in Newfoundland and Labrador doesn't address this Craig Francis Power finds shocking and telling. But Power didn't want to write a romantic fictionalized version of history--he wanted to write something that showed how historical trauma runs alongside contemporary trauma: both personal and otherwise. The.Hope. investigates many current Newfoundland and Labrador struggles: the tensions between official and ufficial memory and culture, the desire for radical and just ecomic and social change in the face of a dumbed down culture, apathy, selfishness, greed, celebrity worship et al. The.Hope. will speak in particular to critically minded people who find anything that calls itself an industry, such as the -cultural industry, - suspect. Power's vel is sad, it's funny and it's clever, it's self-aware and self-critical.