The Reckoning of Boston Jim

October 24, 2007|
The Reckoning of Boston Jim by Claire Mulligan
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Longlisted for the 2007 Scotiabank Giller Prize
Finalist for the Ethel Wilson Fiction Prize at the 2008 BC Book Prizes

The colony of British Columbia, 1863. Boston Jim Milroy, a lone trapper and trader with an eidetic memory and a tragic unreckoned past, has become obsessed with reciprocating a seemingly minor kindness from the loquacious Dora Hume, a settler in the Cowichan Valley of Vancouver Island. Dora''s kindness and her life story both haunt Boston Jim, and his precise recollections inspire his attempts to buy something suitable for her in return. In The Reckoning of Boston Jim, his search eventually leads him to the gold rush town of Barkerville on the trail of Dora''s capricious husband Eugene-the one thing, after all, that she really wants.

Since graduating from the University of British Columbia, Claire Mulligan''s award-winning short stories have appeared in many literary publications. She has travelled extensively and currently lives in Pennsylvania. The Reckoning of Boston Jim is her first novel. Please visit clairemulligan.com.
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Title:The Reckoning of Boston Jim
Format:Paperback
Product dimensions:320 pages, 9.5 X 6.5 X 1.08 in
Shipping dimensions:320 pages, 9.5 X 6.5 X 1.08 in
Published:October 24, 2007
Publisher:Brindle & Glass Publishing
Language:English
Appropriate for ages:All ages
ISBN - 13:9781897142219

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