A forgotten shipyard at the edge of the world. Apocalyptic noise from the black-and-white television. A comet. A controversy. And a cat.
1987. Tom Beaumont is a rural boat builder looking for reason in an age of blind panic. Even the remote town of Near Haven, Maine, can’t escape the tide of violence following news of a coming, global catastrophe. Doubtful of all but his own future, Tom turns to the sea, hoping to find a meridian separating human fictions from the objective reality beyond.

***Independent Publishers Magazine Bronze medalist for Best Northeastern Fiction, and Foreword INDIE Book of the Year Finalist in Literary and Science Fiction***


Press for Near Haven

Foreword Reviews: “Near Haven takes on the apocalypse with literary flair and shining prose.” (5 stars)

Kirkus Reviews: “A worthy addition to a genre pioneered by writers like Cormac McCarthy and Matt Bell: the post-human pastoral.”

Small Press Picks: “…provocative and deftly paced…

San Francisco Book Review: “…seems to almost create a new genre, the pre-apocalyptic rather than the post-apocalyptic novel.” (4 stars)

Necessary Fiction: “Sirois shows early on that he is unafraid of action.

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