Cape Breton Road

Author(s): D.R. Macdonald
CD - unabridged
Audio (9 discs)
Product Number: C1906
Released: Oct 22, 2002
Business Term: Purchase
ISBN: #9781402535000
Narrator/s: Paul Hecht
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D.R. MacDonald, raised on Cape Breton Island, now teaches at Stanford University. His writing has won NEA grants, Pushcart Prizes, and other prestigious awards. This is the haunting story of Innis Corbett, a young man in trouble with the law, who is forced back to his birthplace on Cape Breton. Living with his uncle, he is pulled into a volatile and violent triangle when a bruised but beautiful woman comes to stay with them.

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Author(s): D.R. Macdonald
Product Number EB00110686
Released: Nov 12, 2013
Business Term: Purchase
Publisher: Mariner Books
ISBN: #9780544326262

Professional reviews

""Work that pays money always been short in this place. Work to be done, though. Auk, lots of that." So the old man tells Innes Corbet, and with Paul Hecht narrating, you smell pipe tobacco, hear the fire crackling. Back in the States, Innes had been caught with a stolen Porsche. It wasn't his first crime, so the authorities deported him to Cape Breton, Canada, where his family came from. Will the rugged countryside and blunt folk show this rebellious teen the way to a better life, or crush him like an egg? There's stark poetry to the land and in this prose, brought vividly to life here with a pitch-perfect narration. B.H.C. (c) AudioFile 2002, Portland, Maine"

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