Nicholas Ruddock Launches Night Ambulance

by jeremylukehill

Local author Nicholas Ruddock launches his new novel, Night Ambulance, Friday, June 17, 7:30 PM at the eBar, with music by Gregory Hoskins and Lisa Hodgson.

About the book — “Following an awkward sexual encounter under a wharf in outport Newfoundland, sixteen-year-old Rowena Savoury travels to St. John’s for a secret abortion. But in the early 1970s, the procedure is illegal, and after complications, Rowena finds herself in a hospital being questioned by a young constable who is uncertain of how to proceed. Though she doesn’t know it, Rowena’s decision will ripple through the lives of an entire cast of characters. Patient and luminous, Night Ambulance is the story of a place on the cusp of change, where characters stand between coercive societal expectations and the right to decide their own fates.”