From the Back Cover:
Then, Donal Keneally, an Irish giant who thought he could invent the world, led a band of faithful followers from rural Ireland to Vancouver Island in search of Eden. In the course of his search, he founded the Revelations Colony of Truth.
Now Maggie Kyle runs a extraordinary boarding house on the original site of the Colony, and she and her irrepressible boarders search out Keneally’s story as a key to their own roots and even the possibility of love.
Originally published in 1977, THE INVENTION OF THE WORLD is Jack Hodgin’s first novel.