The time is World War I, and Canadian soldiers are proving their worth in the trenches of Europe. But on the home front, Ukrainian Canadians are being sent to internment camps, Canada's gulag. Blood and Salt is about this forgotten part of Canadian history, grounded in actual details about the Banff-Castle Mountain internment camp. It explores the search for a new life and the search for love - all the while asking what it is to be Ukrainian. Barbara Sapergia is a fiction writer and playwright living in Saskatoon. She has published four previous books of fiction and had nine professional play productions.