This is the story of Innis Corbett, a young man born in Cape Breton, Nova Scotia, into a Highlander community whose inhabitants are held by ties of memory and blood. As a child Innis went with his parents to live in Boston. After his father was killed in a car accident, Innis was raised by his mother, a woman with a weakness for men and drink. When Innis gets into trouble over a series of car thefts, he is deported back to Canada, a fate worse than prison, in his eyes. Innis ends up living with his Uncle Starr amidst the harshly beautiful landscape that has shaped his family and that both absorbs and challenges him. He takes refuge in the wild, dense woods, where he devises a plan to grow marijuana. This venture relieves his loneliness and gives him something to care for, a secret of his own. Then Claire, an attractive former flight attendant nearing 40, enters the Starr household. So begins an entanglement that leads to suspicion, jealousy, and ultimately to violence. Cape Breton Road is an exceptional novel by a writer with an unerring eye for landscape and tragedy that is bred in the bone.
This is the story of Innis Corbett, a young man born in Cape Breton, Nova Scotia, into a Highlander community whose inhabitants are held by ties of memory and blood.
Author: D. R. MacDonald
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
It's a long and winding road out of Cape Breton, Nova Scotia, and many of its inhabitants never really get away, held by ties of memory and blood. Innis Corbett finds himself back there, aged 19, deported from Boston to the isolated Gaelic-speaking community where he was born.
It's a long and winding road out of Cape Breton, Nova Scotia, and many of its inhabitants never really get away, held by ties of memory and blood.
Author: D. R. MacDonald
Category: Cape Breton Island (Canada)
Bestselling and award-winning writer D. R. MacDonald gives us a searing and muscular collection of short fiction reminiscent of Richard Ford and Alistair MacLeod. With All the Men Are Sleeping, celebrated author D. R. MacDonald delivers a haunting collection of short fiction remarkable for its restrained passion and eloquence. As he did with Cape Breton Road, MacDonald writes of disruption and loss with brusque tenderness. He deftly explores the misunderstandings between men and women, the nature of seduction and infidelity, the way geography shapes identity, and the heartache of longing -- for home, family, love. For a fisherman in “The Flowers for Bermuda” time has not repaid the loss of his young son’s life. In “The Wharf King” a man returns to Cape Breton to bury his brother, and performs a dangerous rite of passage in an attempt to recapture the past. Little Norman in “Work” is rudderless without the companionship of his lifelong workmate. The brilliant force of the fiction collected here -- some of it published in MacDonald’s award-winning Eyestone -- will delight MacDonald’s fans just as it will astonish new readers. Each of the stories in All the Men Are Sleeping stands alone, but together they offer a heartrending elegy for lost loves and time-forgotten places.
Each of the stories in All the Men Are Sleeping stands alone, but together they offer a heartrending elegy for lost loves and time-forgotten places.
Author: D.R. MacDonald
Publisher: Anchor Canada
Author: George Geddie Patterson
Publisher: Cape Breton University Press
Category: Victoria (N.S. : County)
f oreword The state of the roads has always been a major preoccupation of Cape Bretoners . The numerous topographical obstructions the streams , the mountains , and even the Bras d'Or Lake - have served to block road communications and ...
Author: Arthur J. Stone
Publisher: Cape Breton University Press
Category: Richmond (N.S. : County)
The first regional dictionary devoted to the island s linguistic and cultural history, the Dictionary of Cape Breton English is a fascinating record of the island s rich vocabulary. "
“Big Cy” and Other Characters: Pat MacAdam's Cape Breton. Sydney, NS: Cape Breton University ... In More Essays in Cape Breton History, edited by Robert J. Morgan, 5–11. Windsor, NS: Lancelot. ... Cape Breton Road. New York: Harcourt.
Author: William J. Davey
Publisher: University of Toronto Press
The Meadows Road gypsum and anhydrite area is located 12 km southwest of Sydney, Cape Breton County. This investigation was completed in the area from Portage, Cape Breton County in the northwest to the Woodbine Road in the southeast. During the summer of 1986, a small diamond drilling program consisting of 8 drillholes totalling 647 m was conducted to establish the downdip and lateral extent of the gypsum and anhydrite beds.
The Meadows Road gypsum and anhydrite area is located 12 km southwest of Sydney, Cape Breton County.
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Geology is everywhere, we're surrounded by it. Travels in Geology: On the Road With EARTH, Vol. One U.S. & Canada, takes you to exciting destinations known for their geology as well as their general appeal to the world traveler. A compilation of the popular "Travels in Geology" feature in EARTH Magazine, this digital exclusive informs you of exciting and unique aspects of destinations around North America. From the Upper Peninsula in Michigan to Death Valley to Nova Scotia, Travels in Geology will give you a view into your next destination not available in your usual travel guide. With detailed information and vivid photos, Travels in Geology can help you plan that unique trip and see the whole picture of your destination.
Geology is everywhere, we're surrounded by it. Travels in Geology: On the Road With EARTH, Vol. One U.S. & Canada, takes you to exciting destinations known for their geology as well as their general appeal to the world traveler.
Author: Megan Sever
Publisher: American Geosciences Inst
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Author: Nova Scotia. House of Assembly
Category: Legislative bodies
Author: Robert David Hutchinson
There was a time, at 22, when Lauchlin MacLean was a promising welterweight and the Cape Breton gyms were full of fighters; that was a time when his heart was strong and fit. Maybe if he'd become a ranked fighter, he might have moved on clearly and fluidly with his life. Maybe that might have swept him off this island of safety, sanctuary and family roots that run as deep as the surrounding waters. He might even have followed Morag to Boston. Now in his fifties, Lauchlin is disturbed from his life of "what ifs" by a growing attraction to a beautiful blind woman, the wife of a friend. Drawn to her first for friendship, Lauchlin finds that Tena has awakened something buried deep within him. But others in the tightly knit island community are watching and waiting: Lauchlin unknowingly has become entangled in a sinister plot of revenge born in the dark forests that crowd the village. Now he must make a choice to trust in a heart that he has ignored for a very long time. With sharply realized characters, lyrical pacing and haunting treatment of the Cape Breton landscape, Lauchlin of the Bad Heart is sure to garner the critical acclaim that surrounded D.R. MacDonald's previous bestselling novel, Cape Breton Road. Once again, he conjures a masterwork—part love story, part suspense tale, and part quest for home and heart.
With sharply realized characters, lyrical pacing and haunting treatment of the Cape Breton landscape, Lauchlin of the Bad Heart is sure to garner the critical acclaim that surrounded D.R. MacDonald's previous bestselling novel, Cape Breton ...
Author: D. R. Macdonald
Publisher: Harper Collins
For more than two decades, Richard MacKinnon--Canada Research Chair in Intangible Cultural Heritage, Cape Breton University--has researched Cape Breton's rich cultural heritage: from protest songs to company houses, from co-operative housing to nicknames, from log buildings to cockfighting.In Discovering Cape Breton Folklore, professor MacKinnon revists some of his research and exposes us to some new.
For more than two decades, Richard MacKinnon--Canada Research Chair in Intangible Cultural Heritage, Cape Breton University--has researched Cape Breton's rich cultural heritage: from protest songs to company houses, from co-operative ...
Author: Richard Paul MacKinnon
Author: Richard John Uniacke
Publisher: Halifax : Public Archives of Nova Scotia
Category: Cape Breton (N.S.)
Author: Edmund Roy Harvey
Category: City planning
Some of the finest beaches in the world can be found in Nova Scotia — if you know where to go. In this book Allan Billard selects 27, from one end of the province to the other. Some of these are widely known, while others are local, out-of-the-way gems. For anyone looking to bask in the sun, head out on a surfboard, or hike alongside crashing waves, this book identifies the top options from around the province. There are key details on each beach, including information on lifeguards, terrain and seasonal availability, and cell phone reception. Allan Billard's illuminating text also explores the unique natural history of each of these beaches, offering insight into why each one is special.
In this book Allan Billard selects 27, from one end of the province to the other. Some of these are widely known, while others are local, out-of-the-way gems.
Author: Allan Billard
Publisher: Formac Publishing Company Limited
... Cape Breton , passing through the counties of Halifax , Colchester , Pictou , Sydney , Inverness , Richmond and Cape Breton . Road from Second .
Author: Nova Scotia
Lawrence Irving Gaum was born in 1938 in Sydney, Nova Scotia to Maurice Louis Gaum (1907-1990) and Sarah Marshall (1914-1995). Maurice was born in Kozhanhorodok, Byelorussia (Belarus) and Sarah was born in Glace Bay, Nova Scotia. They were married in 1936 in Glace Bay. Contains histories of some of their Gaum, Latucha/Goldstein, and Marshall (Meisel) ancestors, relatives and descendants. Early ancestors include Volf Gam, Gershon Latucha, and Zelig Meisel.
Lawrence Irving Gaum was born in 1938 in Sydney, Nova Scotia to Maurice Louis Gaum (1907-1990) and Sarah Marshall (1914-1995).
Author: Lawrence Irving Gaum
Publisher: Rainbow Recording and Publishing
Cape Breton , a changing scene Fitzgerald , Owen ; U.C.C.B. , 1986 $ 24.95 cloth [ 0-920336-40 - X ] ; $ 14.50 paper ... Cape Breton quarry Donovan , Stewart ; Breton , 1995 $ 7.95 paper [ 1-895415-44-6 ] CIP Cape Breton Road : a novel ...
Publisher: University of Toronto Press
Category: Canada Imprints