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MORRISSEY, Donna. The Deception of Livvy Higgs. (Toronto) : Viking, (2012).First Printing. Pp. (10),-274,(4). 8vo, white cloth with grey lettering to spine. Morrissey's fifth novel. "For two traumatic days, Livvy Higgs is besieged by a series of small heart attacks while the ghost of her younger self leads her back through a past devastated by lies and secrets. The sto ry opens in Halifax in 2009, travels back to the French Shore of Newfoundland during the mid-thirties and the heyday of the Maritime shipping industry, makes its way to wartorn Halifax during the battle of the Atlantic in World War II, then leaps ahead to the bedside of the elder Livvy. Caught between a troubled past, and her present and worsening living conditions, Livvy is forced to pick apart the lies and secrets told by her greedy, prideful father, Durwin Higgs, who judges her a failure, and her formidable Grandmother Creed, who has mysteriously aligned herself with Livvy's father, despitetheir mutual hatred. Tending to Livvy during her illness is her young next -door neighbour, Gen, a single mother and social-work student. Overnight, aviolent scene embroils the two in each other's lives in a manner that will entwine them forever. In The Deception of Livvy Higgs, the inimitable Morr issey has written a powerful tale, the Stone Angel of the East Coast." fromthe dj. Vg-fine in clean, crisp, unclipped dustjacket. Signed with "Best W ishes" by Morrissey on the title page. 30.00
Title: Deception of Livvy Higgs. First Edition in dustjacket, signed.
Publisher: Viking Canada, Toronto, 2012, ISBN:9780670044788:
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