A Stroke in Time by Gerard Doran

By Gerard Doran

John Whelan, champion oarsman, has all yet given up on aggressive rowing. at the cusp of 40, the Outer Cove fisherman is making an attempt to simply accept that his time as a rower has handed. His spouse consents, telling him, “Breaking your backtrack on that pond, that’s a tender man’s sport.” yet a fracas with the Torbay rowing group in a St. John’s tavern rekindles his wish to beat his long-time competitors within the upcoming St. John’s Regatta. With the regatta simply ten months away, can he and cox Watt strength gather a championship workforce in time? the answer's the stuff of legends.

A Stroke in Time is Gerard Doran’s debut novel. encouraged by way of actual occasions, this story of the record-breaking Outer Cove rowing team of 1901 is a tribute to the everyman hero and a commitment to the outport fishing tradition of greater than a century ago.

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