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  • ISBN: 9780771055706
  • ISBN: 0771055706
  • Physical Description: print
    283 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm.
  • Edition: First Emblem edition.
  • Publisher: Toronto : McClelland & Stewart, 1999.

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General Note: Winner of the IMPAC Dublin Literary Award, 2001.
Winner of the Thomas Head Raddall Atlantic Fiction Award, 2000.
Winner of the Dartmouth Book & Writing Award for fiction, 2000.
Summary, etc.: Alexander MacDonald guides us through his family's mythic past as he recollects the heroic stories of his people: loggers, miners, drinkers, adventurers; men forever in exile, forever linked to their clan. There is the legendary patriarch who left the Scottish Highlands in 1779 and resettled in “the land of trees,” where his descendants became a separate Nova Scotia clan. There is the team of brothers and cousins, expert miners in demand around the world for their dangerous skills. And there is Alexander and his twin sister, who have left Cape Breton and prospered, yet are haunted by the past. Elegiac, hypnotic, by turns joyful and sad, No Great Mischief is a spellbinding story of family, loyalty, exile, and of the blood ties that bind us, generations later, to the land from which our ancestors came.
Awards Note:
Winner of the IMPAC Dublin Literary Award, 2001.
Winner of the Thomas Head Raddall Atlantic Fiction Award, 2000.
Winner of the Dartmouth Book & Writing Award for fiction, 2000.
Subject: IMPAC Dublin Literary Award
Thomas Head Raddall Atlantic Fiction Award
Dartmouth Book Award
Scots -- Nova Scotia -- Fiction
Young men -- Fiction
Uranium mines and mining -- Fiction
Cape Breton Island (N.S.) -- Fiction
Nova Scotia -- Fiction
Ontario -- Fiction
Genre: Canadian fiction.
Bildungsromans.

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