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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 attempting to just accept that his time as a rower has handed. His spouse is of the same opinion, telling him, “Breaking your backpedal on that pond, that’s a tender man’s sport.” yet a fracas with the Torbay rowing staff 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 group in time? the answer's the stuff of legends.

A Stroke in Time is Gerard Doran’s debut novel. encouraged through real occasions, this story of the record-breaking Outer Cove rowing staff 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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