The Men's Breakfast: 19 New Stories from Cape Breton Island

EditorRon Caplan

Paperback | November 1, 2011

The Men's Breakfast: 19 New Stories from Cape Breton Island by Ron Caplan
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The Men's Breakfast is built out of short stories by the likes of  Frank Macdonald, Bill Conall, Dave Doucette, D. C. Troicuk and more-plus remarkable novels-in-progress by Maureen Hull, Brian Tucker, and Stewart Donovan that stand alone. In a shocking scene that turns on a breath, Joyce Rankin trumpets the challenges to which a woman rises to protect her children, and Phonse Jessome pulls off the tough-guy bravado of the best of crime writing. Caplan found the most fragile magic delivered out of the hands of Russell Colman and Tim Vassallo, and then some remarkable brute force masterfully carved by Paul MacDougall and Victor Sakalauskas. Sharp wit and compassionate insight abound in this book, as The Men's Breakfast flowers forth with the finest in human relationship: a hard-bitten father's affection for his wayward son, a teenage youth caring for a dis-abled woman, a pack of kooky apartment-dwellers on a road trip to a funeral. As Caplan points out in a poignant introduction that explains the book's title, "Some of these 19 writers have achieved a bit of fame, others will be happy discoveries-and all are worth reading in this entertaining and thought-provoking book that has been built to last, to be returned to, and to share."
Title:The Men's Breakfast: 19 New Stories from Cape Breton IslandFormat:PaperbackProduct dimensions:168 pages, 9 X 6 X 0.5 inShipping dimensions:168 pages, 9 X 6 X 0.5 inPublished:November 1, 2011Publisher:Breton BooksLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:1926908082

ISBN - 13:9781926908083

Appropriate for ages: All ages

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