MOONEY, Fraser, Jr.
Title: Jerome : Solving the Mystery of Nova Scotia's Silent Castaway.
Publisher:  Nimbus Publishing, Halifax, 2008, ISBN:9781551096865
Seller ID: 85074
MOONEY, Fraser, Jr. Jerome : Solving the Mystery of Nova Scotia's Silent Castaway. (Halifax) : Nimbus Publishing, (2008). First Edition. Pp [i]-xiii,(1),1-178. Illustrated. 8vo, illustrated grey card covers. “For many Nova Scotians the name Jerome is synonymous with Maritime mystery, much like Oak Island, the Marie Celeste, or the Shag Harbour UFO crash. Jerome was the name given to the nearly dead, legless stranger who washed up on a Digby Neck beach in 1863. During the next fifty years, Jerome spoke only a few words and never revealed his identity. Author Fraser Mooney Jr. embarked on a ten-year investigation to find the remarkable truth about Jerome. Using newspaper articles, historic documents, and interviews, Mooney explores and dispels the myths that have long been associated with Jerome and provides amazingdetail about his life on Digby Neck. He takes us through Jerome’s life-fro m his appearance on the beach, through the time he spent living with a number of families in the region, to his death. Most importantly, Mooney discovers the truth behind the identity of the anonymous, mutilated man who took his secret to the grave. Including photos of Jerome, the beach where he wasdiscovered, and those who knew him, Jerome is an incredibly well researche d, intriguing book that will appeal to readers who enjoy Maritime mysteriesand historical non-fiction.” - from the publisher. Very good. Signed by th e author. 12.50