The Western Alienation Merit Badge

May 28, 2019|
The Western Alienation Merit Badge by Nancy Jo Cullen
$18.27 
$20.00 save 8%
Paperback
Earn 91 plum® points
Ships free on orders over $35

In stock online

Available in stores

To see store inventory,
Prices and offers may vary in store

about

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 Aw...
Loading
Title:The Western Alienation Merit BadgeFormat:PaperbackProduct dimensions:8.5 X 5.5 X 0.5 inShipping dimensions:8.5 X 5.5 X 0.5 inPublished:May 28, 2019Publisher:Wolsak and Wynn Publishers Ltd.Language:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:1928088783

ISBN - 13:9781928088783

Appropriate for ages: All ages

Look for similar items by category: