The Time We All Went Marching by Arley McNeneyThe Time We All Went Marching by Arley McNeney

The Time We All Went Marching

byArley McNeney

Paperback | September 30, 2011

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Seduced by Slim's stories of the privations of a cross-country trek that ended in the violence of an historic riot and tales of Depression-era work camps, Edie MacDonald has followed him from mine to mine, where he finds work and she cares for their son, Belly, in the thin shelter of canvas tents. Until now.

Edie has left Slim behind, passed out in an unheated apartment on the coldest day of the year. Boarding a train with Belly, she travels westward. When the train struggles through a snowstorm and possible calamity, the lens shifts between Belly's perspective and Edie's. Only then does Edie broach a crucial question. Should she leave Belly with his grandmother and strike off on her own? Or should she return to Slim, despite his boozy wanderings?

Vivid and evocative, with rich, convincing characters, The Time We All Went Marching is an episodic novel of storytelling, memory, and imagination — about a time in history rarely explored in fiction. Arley McNeney inhabits her characters with breathtaking conviction, reaching deep into the vulnerable solitude of individual perception while seamlessly holding her readers breathless. Mark her. Watch.

Arley McNeney's first novel, Post, was shortlisted for the Commonwealth Writer's Prize, Best First Novel, Canadian and the Caribbean, and longlisted for the Saskatchewan Best First Novel and for the ReLit awards. An elite athlete, McNeney played on Canada's national wheelchair basketball team from 2001 to 2007, winning two World Champ...
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Title:The Time We All Went MarchingFormat:PaperbackDimensions:240 pages, 8.5 × 5.5 × 0.66 inPublished:September 30, 2011Publisher:GOOSE LANE EDITIONSLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0864926588

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Seduced by Slim's stories of the privations of a cross-country trek that ended in the violence of an historic riot and tales of Depression-era work camps, Edie MacDonald has followed him from mine to mine, where he finds work and she cares for their son, Belly, in the thin shelter of canvas tents. Until now. Edie has left Slim behind, passed out in an unheated apartment on the coldest day of the year. Boarding a train with Belly, she travels westward. When the train struggles through a snowstorm and possible calamity, the lens shifts between Belly's perspective and Edie's. Only then does Edie broach a crucial question. Should she leave Belly with his grandmother and strike off on her own? Or should she return to Slim, despite his boozy wanderings? Vivid and evocative, with rich, convincing characters, The Time We All Went Marching is an episodic novel of storytelling, memory, and imagination — about a time in history rarely explored in fiction. Arley McNeney inhabits her characters with breathtaking conviction, reaching deep into the vulnerable solitude of individual perception while seamlessly holding her readers breathless. Mark her. Watch."You know when writing is so sharp, so sensual, so vivid that it makes your skin tingle? Arley McNeney is the real thing. Read The Time We All Went Marching now, so you can say you heard of McNeney first, before everyone knew her name." — Angie Abdou, author of The Bone Cage