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This debut novel set in a small Ontario town in the mid –1960’s tells the story of a working class family caught in the middle of a drive to unionize the workers of the local textile mill. It is a beautiful and complex work about place, family and community; a deeply moving and compelling story.
This is the best book I have read this summer. Bemrose has the ability to really make us think. Marni Jackson says it best; "..gives us the interior lives of his characters which are 'us', a sense of social history of a small Ontario town, Paris & an incredibly moving page-turner.
A well-written novel about a small Ontario town. Characters are well-written and the plot keeps you interested.
One of the best Canadian books of the last 10 years, and unjustly neglected, despite making the Giller shortlist.