Maclean

Paperback | May 5, 2009

byAllan Donaldson

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Allan Donaldson grew up in Woodstock, N.B.. As a child, he became well acquainted with the street life of the town. In his teens, he worked summers wheeling cement, tamping ties and laying steel on the railway, working on a rock crusher and an asphalt plant, and operating a jackhammer. On scholarships, he studied English literature at the University of New Brunswick and the University of London, and he spent a teaching career in the English Department at UNB. He is the author of a book of short stories, Paradise Siding.

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Allan Donaldson grew up in Woodstock, N.B.. As a child, he became well acquainted with the street life of the town. In his teens, he worked summers wheeling cement, tamping ties and laying steel on the railway, working on a rock crusher and an asphalt plant, and operating a jackhammer. On scholarships, he studied English literature at ...

Allan Donaldson grew up in Woodstock, N.B.. As a child, he became well acquainted with the street life of the town. In his teens, he worked summers wheeling cement, tamping ties and laying steel on the railway, working on a rock crusher and an asphalt plant, and operating a jackhammer. On scholarships, he studied English literature at ...

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:164 pages, 7.75 × 5 × 0.5 inPublished:May 5, 2009Publisher:Nimbus PublishingLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:1551095505

ISBN - 13:9781551095509

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Rated 5 out of 5 by from A bit dark, but very compelling Anyone who has ever been kept awake at night by mental reflections on the past will enjoy this quick-reading novel set in rural New Brunswick in 1943. The protagonist and narrator is an intelligent but hard-pressed middle-aged First World War veteran whose life has unfolded in anything but the manner he seems to have planned. One minor quibble is the dialogue put into the mouths of some characters, which could have been more plausibly spoken by rural American southerners than rural Maritimers; as a tenth-generation Maritimer I can attest to that personally. This does not detract from the tale though, and at this price I highly recommend it.
Date published: 2010-11-20