Curse of the Narrows: The Halifax Explosion 1917

Paperback | September 5, 2006

byLaura Mac Donald

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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

National Bestseller

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.

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Winner of the Dartmouth Book Award and a Globe and Mail Best Book of the YearFinalist for the Charles Taylor Prize for Literary Non-Fiction, the J.W. Dafoe Book Prize, and the Evelyn Richardson Non-Fiction AwardNational BestsellerThe events of the horrific Halifax explosion are well documented: on December 6, 1917, the French munitions...

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.
Format: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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