A Game to Play on the Tracks by Lorna JacksonA Game to Play on the Tracks by Lorna Jackson

A Game to Play on the Tracks

byLorna Jackson

Paperback | August 15, 2003

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A Game to Play on the Tracks is the story of booze-loose and too-smart singer, Arden, and her failed return to the life of country music and the British Columbia bar scene. She has a new baby, some unhealed hurts, and a husband, Nichol, who is stuck in boyhood and thinks and talks in bad poems. Arden doesn't survive the road, and the story belongs then to Nichol and Roy the Boy, those left behind to search the west coast for a good home, a good life, a meaningful history. Without Arden, Nichol tries a series of goofed-up love affairs and real estate blunders, and Roy grows up questioning a fallen pastoral world that isn't always kind to children, haunted by his long-gone mother and her big-city tunes.

Lorna Jackson spent nine years as a musician on the bar circuit in British Columbia before settling on Southern Vancouver Island. She has been a columnist for Quill and Quire magazine, a contributor to the Georgia Straight, and serves on the editorial board of Malahat Review. She is the author of the acclaimed story collection, Dressin...
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Title:A Game to Play on the TracksFormat:PaperbackDimensions:248 pages, 8.72 × 5.59 × 0.86 inPublished:August 15, 2003Publisher:Porcupine's QuillLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0889842310

ISBN - 13:9780889842311

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`Jackson is wryly funny and a gymnast of the alphabet, dextrous with both language and meaning. We're in Lorrie Moore territory.'