Title: Possible Madness : A novel. pbk.
Publisher:  Cape Breton University Press, Sydney, NS, 2011, ISBN:9781897009659
Seller ID: 94360
MacDONALD, Frank. A Possible Madness : A novel . Sydney, NS: Cape Breton University Press, (2011). First Printing. Pp. (6),-364,(4). 8vo, illustrated black and grey card covers with yellow and white lettering to front and spine. The second novel by the Cape Breton author, who was long-listed for the prestigious IMPAC International Dublin Literary Award for his first work of long fiction ("A Forest for Calum") in 2007. "Like many smallish and inelegant towns that dot the coastlines and crossroads of the continent, Shean's postwar, post-industrial economy is in desperate disrepair and thus highly politicized. The lengths that some civic leaders will go to in order to do 'what's best' for a town like Shean sometimes requires a leap of faiththat has unintended consequences. Whena global corporation plans a daring scheme to exploit the remaining coal froma seemingly inaccessible source --and thus to secure Shean's economic future -- politicians try to marginali ze the few voices of dissent. Some voices, however, are not easily silenced." - from the rear cover. Very good. 15.00