MALONE, Stephens Gerard
Title: Big Town : A novel of Africville. pbk.
Publisher:  Vagrant Press, Halifax, 2011, ISBN:9781551098548
Seller ID: 94767
MALONE, Stephens Gerard. Big Town : A novel of Africville. (Halifax): Vagrant Press, (2011). Pp. (6),1-233,(1). 8vo, illustrated pale blue, white and black card covers with pale blue spine. "Seventeen-year-old Early Okander lives with his father in a small trailer, a white family on the outskirts ofHalifax's black community of Africville. It is the early 1960s, and Early and his friends, Toby and Chub, start to hear whispers that the city wants to move the residents of Africville out of their homes. As the three try tosort out what relocation might mean, they also struggle to come to terms w ith their own problems: Early's abuse at the hands of his father, Toby's illness, Chub's family breakdown. A moving account of a community in crisis, 'Big Town' reveals the remarkable human spirit that persists in the face ofadversity." - from the rear cover. Very good. 10.00