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Hardscratch Row

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Hardscratch Row by Anne Cameron
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Of the six grown-up siblings at the heart of the story, one lives with children she and her husband produced; one has children by more than one father, including three brothers she calls the Three Wise Men; and one has a foster child whose short past is too unbearable to contemplate. The others don't have families -- unless you count the eccentric brother who takes on the bad-girl niece because she sees the same ghosts he does, or the sister and her woman lover who end up co-parenting a troubled little boy, or the other sister who mothers some of her kids' half-siblings when their 'real' mother takes off without warning. And just to keep everyone on their toes, there are regular but unpredictable appearances by the squeyanx, a character related to no one and to everyone, part ghost, part trickster, part Greek chorus, who is visible only to those who want to see.

Author Biography

Anne Cameron was born in Nanaimo BC. She began writing at an early age, starting with theatre scripts and screenplays. In 1979, her film Dreamspeaker, directed by Claude Jutra, won seven Canadian Film Awards, including best script. After being published as a novel, Dreamspeaker went on to win the Gibson Award for Literature. She has published more than 30 books.
Release date Australia
October 17th, 2002
Author
Country of Publication
Canada
Imprint
Harbour Publishing
Pages
378
Dimensions
230x155x28
ISBN-13
9781550172904
Product ID
1906603

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