Trillium, written by ML Holton, narrated by Jens Hansen.
Insightful, compelling, engrossing, and enlightening, Trillium intimately portrays the intertwining evolution of three very distinct families in the wine-making region known as Niagara in the Golden Horseshoe region, Ontario, Canada.
It all starts when a sandy-haired foot soldier, 19-year-old Tom Hartford, crosses over the mighty Niagara River in the 1750s.
Listeners will meet Maaka, an ingenious indigenous trapper; Franco, a dirt-poor Sicilian labourer; Paddy O'Sullivan, a sweet-talking Irishman and sweet Cate, the Hamilton Harbour prostitute. And that's just the beginning!
All unfolds with a pair of motherless red-headed twin brothers, a diabolical, hate-filled drunkard, two devoted, raven-haired sisters, an obsessed land developer, hard-working Mexicans, a kind blind man, a handsome Italian Canadian winemaker, a blessed treasure trove of attentive mothers, one demented vineyard-wandering wife, and a startlingly beautiful simpleton savant Anna.
A 250-year-old story about three families. Expect the good, the bad, and sometimes the very ugly!