Created by Antonio Dias

Shoal Hope, a Novel of Provincetown before WWI

We are immersed in a fragile beauty; surrounded by a bounty of flourishing marine life now in severe decline. We are swept up in the poetry of place and exposed to ways of life that have all but disappeared from public awareness. Shoal Hope explores themes of transition; from human-power and sail to internal combustion; from a world of abundance to one of scarcity; what it was like growing from boyhood to youth, and from youth to manhood; what it meant to become an artist; and how lives were shaped by this particular environment. In short, what it meant to inhabit a Shoal Hope, the first name given to this strip of land we know as Cape Cod.