Curse of the Narrows: The Halifax Explosion 1917 by Laura Mac Donald

Curse of the Narrows: The Halifax Explosion 1917

byLaura Mac Donald

Paperback | September 5, 2006

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Winner of the Dartmouth Book Award and a Globe and Mail Best Book of the Year

Finalist for the Charles Taylor Prize for Literary Non-Fiction, the J.W. Dafoe Book Prize, and the Evelyn Richardson Non-Fiction Award

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The events of the horrific Halifax explosion are well documented: on December 6, 1917, the French munitions ship Mont Blanc and the Belgian relief ship Imo collide in the Halifax harbour. Nearly 2,000 people are killed; over 9,000 more are injured. The story of one of the world’s worst non-natural disasters has been told before, but never like this.

In a sweeping narrative, Curse of the Narrows tells a tale of ordinary people in an extraordinary situation, retracing the steps of survivors through the wreckage of a city destroyed, told by an author who grew up in Halifax, and whose grandmother survived the explosion.

About The Author

LAURA M. MAC DONALDwas born and raised in Halifax, Nova Scotia, and grew up listening to stories of the 1917 explosion. A former television producer, radio commentator and magazine editor, she lives in New York City. Visit her online atwww.laurammacdonald.com.

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Title:Curse of the Narrows: The Halifax Explosion 1917Format:PaperbackDimensions:368 pages, 8 × 5.31 × 0.88 inPublished:September 5, 2006Publisher:HarperCollinsLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0006394892

ISBN - 13:9780006394891

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