Title: Kin. First Edition.
Publisher:  Vagrant Press, Halifax, 2012, ISBN:9781551099224
Seller ID: 98856
CREWE, Lesley. Kin. (Halifax, NS) : Vagrant Press, (2012). First Edition. Pp. (6),1-409,(1). 8vo, art-illustrated blue card covers. "Traditions, created and subverted. Love, nurtured and destroyed. Friendships, marriages, andthe wild beauty of Cape Breton Island. And above all, kin, in all its conv oluted forms. In 'Kin', bestselling author Lesley Crewe traces the tangled lines of loyalty, tragedy, joy, and love through three generations of families. Beginning with Annie Macdonald, an effervescent seven-year-old living in Glace Bay in the 1930s, and ending with Annie's great-niece Hilary, an idealistic twenty-year-old in Round Island in 2000, the story is complex andriveting. The cast of characters is vast and varied -- some with the islan d's deliciously cutting wit, some dour and uptight, some frail, some resilient, and all inextricably bound by their shared histories. Brimming with humour and poignancy, 'Kin' is a celebration of the heartbreaking, maddening joy that is family." - from the rear cover. Very good. 12.00