Big White Knuckles

by Brian Tucker

Nimbus Publishing | February 8, 2010 | Trade Paperback

Not yet rated | write a review
Dagan Cadden knows that one day he will grow up and be a hard man like his Da. It''s what Cadden men do. It''s what Cadden men have always done. Dagan dreams of the day when he is old enough to join his Da in the coal mines of Cape Breton. He dreams of the day when he is old enough to raise a few pints with his Da down at Duncan''s Pub. Dagan dreams for that day because he knows that on that day he will be a man, just like his Da.

The older Dagan gets the more he begins to suspect that he can''t be like his Da. His Da''s hands are powerful things stained by the earth and blood, while his own hands are soft and stained with paint and pastel. Dagan discovers that maybe his hands were made for something besides swinging a pick ax for a living. Dagan''s hands can draw. As his abilities as an artist expand so do his expectations about his future. He sees a place for himself away from the coal mine and perhaps away from Cape Breton itself. Dagan knows that if he follows his dreams of becoming an artist, he will have to break some of the rock-hard traditions of his family and be the first Cadden man to turn his back on the pit and make his way toward an uncertain future.

In his first book, Brian Tucker captures the humour and colloquial weirdness of New Waterford, Cape Breton, through the eyes of Dagan as a child and a young man. Big White Knuckles is a remarkably funny and poignant book about courage and sacrifice and what it takes to become the person you want while remaining loyal to the things that made you what you are.

Format: Trade Paperback

Dimensions: 255 pages, 5.25 × 8 × 0.62 in

Published: February 8, 2010

Publisher: Nimbus Publishing

Language: English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10: 1551096307

ISBN - 13: 9781551096308

save 73%

  • In stock online

$4.99  ea

Online Price

$17.95 List Price

or, Used from $5.28

eGift this item

Give this item in the form of an eGift Card.

+ what is this?

This item is eligible for FREE SHIPPING on orders over $25.
See details

Easy, FREE returns. See details

Item can only be shipped in Canada

Downloads instantly to your kobo or other ereading device. See details

All available formats:

Reviews

– More About This Product –

Big White Knuckles

by Brian Tucker

Format: Trade Paperback

Dimensions: 255 pages, 5.25 × 8 × 0.62 in

Published: February 8, 2010

Publisher: Nimbus Publishing

Language: English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10: 1551096307

ISBN - 13: 9781551096308

From the Publisher

Dagan Cadden knows that one day he will grow up and be a hard man like his Da. It''s what Cadden men do. It''s what Cadden men have always done. Dagan dreams of the day when he is old enough to join his Da in the coal mines of Cape Breton. He dreams of the day when he is old enough to raise a few pints with his Da down at Duncan''s Pub. Dagan dreams for that day because he knows that on that day he will be a man, just like his Da.

The older Dagan gets the more he begins to suspect that he can''t be like his Da. His Da''s hands are powerful things stained by the earth and blood, while his own hands are soft and stained with paint and pastel. Dagan discovers that maybe his hands were made for something besides swinging a pick ax for a living. Dagan''s hands can draw. As his abilities as an artist expand so do his expectations about his future. He sees a place for himself away from the coal mine and perhaps away from Cape Breton itself. Dagan knows that if he follows his dreams of becoming an artist, he will have to break some of the rock-hard traditions of his family and be the first Cadden man to turn his back on the pit and make his way toward an uncertain future.

In his first book, Brian Tucker captures the humour and colloquial weirdness of New Waterford, Cape Breton, through the eyes of Dagan as a child and a young man. Big White Knuckles is a remarkably funny and poignant book about courage and sacrifice and what it takes to become the person you want while remaining loyal to the things that made you what you are.

About the Author

Brian Tucker was born in New Waterford, Nova Scotia. He has studied at the Nova Scotia College of Art and Design and University of Kings. He now lives and writes in Trout Brook, New Brunswick.
Item not added

This item is not available to order at this time.

See used copies from 00.00
  • My Gift List
  • My Wish List
  • Shopping Cart