tongue in cheek

by Robert Hough

Robert Hough’s excellent first two novels were both fictionalized accounts of real life events. His debut, The Final Confession of Mabel Stark, was based on the life of a legendary female tiger tamer of the same name and has been optioned for a feature film by actress Kate Winslet and her husband, director Sam Mendes. His follow-up, 2004’s The Stowaway, was one of the best Canadian novels of that year. It was a riveting account of the experiences of a Phillipine tanker crew that saved the life of a Romanian stowaway by hiding him from the ship’s merciless captain. Read more…