MCKAY, Leo, Jr.
Title: Twenty-Six. 1st Cdn in dj signed
Publisher:  McClelland & Stewart Ltd., 2003,
Seller ID: 52185
MCKAY, Leo, Jr. Twenty-Six. (Toronto): McClelland & Stewart Ltd., (2003). First Edition of author's first novel. Pp. 388. 8vo, black cloth. The Nova Scotian author's first novel. Winner of the One Book Nova Scotia prize. "LeoMcKay Jr.'stautly compelling and powerful debut novel centres on the Burro ws family, whose lives have been changed forever by a devastating mining accident in which twenty-six men perished. It is also a story of a father andson that moves from conflict to uneasy resolution. Set in a small Nova Sco tia town, the novel is inspired in part by the terrible Westray mining disaster. Told in alternating chapters that shift between characters, and from the present to the past and back again, the narrative plays out against thebackdrop of looming tragedy. This is the story of Ziv Burrows, and his jou rney to self-discovery; of his father, Ennis, a former union organizer, stubborn and unable to communicate the love he feels; and of Ziv's brother, Arvel, who is ultimately drawn into the mine." - from the dustjacket. Vg in dj. Siged by the author to the title page. 35.00