The Western Alienation Merit Badge

May 28, 2019|
The Western Alienation Merit Badge by Nancy Jo Cullen
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Set in Calgary in 1982, during the recession that arrived on the heels of Canada''s National Energy Program, The Western Alienation Merit Badge follows the Murray family as they struggle with grief and find themselves on the brink of financial ruin. After the death of her stepmother, Frances "Frankie" Murray returns to Calgary to help her father, Jimmy, and her sister, Bernadette, pay the mortgage on the family home. When Robyn, a long-lost friend, becomes their house guest old tensions are reignited and Jimmy, Bernadette and Frances find themselves increasingly alienated from one another.

Part family drama, part queer coming-of-age story, The Western Alienation Merit Badge explores the complex dynamics of a small family falling apart.

Nancy Jo Cullen is the fourth recipient of the Writers'' Trust Dayne Ogilvie Prize for LGBT Emerging Writers. She holds an MFA in Creative Writing from the University of Guelph-Humber and her short story collection, Canary, was the winner of the 2012 Metcalf-Rooke Award. Her poetry has been shortlisted for the Gerald Lampert Memorial A...
Title:The Western Alienation Merit Badge
Product dimensions:8.5 X 5.5 X 0.5 in
Shipping dimensions:8.5 X 5.5 X 0.5 in
Published:May 28, 2019
Publisher:Wolsak and Wynn Publishers Ltd.
Appropriate for ages:All ages
ISBN - 13:9781928088783

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