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Squall - Part 2
Poems in the Voice of Mary Shelley
Chad Norman
Episode: P027
START: February 07, 2022
ENDS: February 20, 2022
Length: 26'' mins
Host Carole Harmon
In PART 1  we hear of Percy Shelley's drowning in 1822 at age 29 in the Ligurian sea, off the coast of the town of Viareggio, Italy, when his sailing boat capsized in a storm. We also hear how Chad Norman came to write Squall in the voice of Mary Shelley.


Squall: Poems in the Voice of Mary Shelley

Chad Norman discusses his experience as a man attempting to plumb the psyche of a woman he greatly admires who has been dead for over two hundred years.

Chad also elaborates on the fate of Mary Shelley following her husband's death; she struggles as a single mother and author, one he believes is undervalued to this day.

Frankenstein ; or, The Modern Prometheus, published in 1818, is Mary Shelley's best known work. She went on to publish several other novels. The Last Man, 1826, was prescient. Set in late twenty-first century Europe, a mysterious pandemic sweeps across the globe resulting in the near extinction of humanity.
Squall is beautifully illustrated with black-and-white line drawings by Judith S. Bauer of Parrsboro Nova Scotia.

Published by Guernica Editions as part of the Essential Poets Series, Squall may be ordered from the publisher, your favourite bookstore or online. It is not available as an e-book.

If you are intrigued to delve into the writing of Mary Shelley, various compilations and individual novels are available in print. Both Kindle and Apple Books have inexpensive editions of the Collected Works.