Title: Order of Good Cheer : a novel.
Publisher:  Anansi, Toronto, 2008, ISBN:9780887842009
Seller ID: 84112
GASTON, Bill. The Order of Good Cheer : a novel. (Toronto) : Anansi, (2008). First Printing. Pp (8),-391,(1). 8vo, brown cloth, silver lettering tospine. A novel set in Nova Scotia. "In alternating narratives, Gaston tell s two powerfull stories separated by the breadth of a continent and exactly400 years. In one, Samuel de Champlain and his seventeenth-century compani ons struggle to establish a toehold on foreign soil. In the other, twenty-first century blue-collar worker Andy Winslow and his friends try not to lose their hold on a more urban landscape, despite encroaching environmental and economic disaster. By telling their stories separately but side-by-side,Gaston shows us how both groups share a hauntingly similar sense of the fr agility, grandeur, tedium, and ironies of life in a land that is both home and alien."-from the dustjacket. Very good to fine in unclipped dustjacket.16.00