Title: A Possible Madness : A novel. First Edition
Publisher:  Cape Breton University Press, Sydney, NS, 2011, ISBN:9781897009659 2011
ISBN Number: 1897009658 / 9781897009659
Seller ID: 94360
MacDONALD, Frank. A Possible Madness : A novel. Sydney, Nova Scotia : Cape Breton University Press, (2012). First Printing. Pp. (6),-364,(4). 8vo (126 x 203 mm), photo-illustrated black cardcovers with yellow & white lettering to front & spine.
The second novel by the Cape Breton author (b.1945) who was living in Inverness, Cape Breton at the time of publication.
Nominated for The International IMPAC Dublin Literary Award, 2013.
"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 faith that has unintended consequences.
When a 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 marginalize the few voices of dissent.
Some voices, however, are not easily silenced." - from the rear cover.
Very good. 15.00