Ellison Robertson. Readers of New Maritimes will be familiar with Ellison Robertsons evocative stories of industrial Cape Breton, his articles and his paintings. A native of Sydney, Nova Scotia, he now lives in New Glasgow, Nova Scotia. His novel In Love with Then was published by Goose Lane Editions in 1992. Oh, Oh, Oh appears here by permission of the author.
Christmas a-glitter, Christmas on a shoestring. Christmas wrecked. Christmas salvaged. Christmas in city, village and country, in church and shopping mall and barn -- they're all here, in stories by the best writers in the Maritimes and Newfoundland. Walter Learning's Christmas treat opens with "Matthew Insists on Puffed Sleeves," from Anne of Gree …
Faced with family chaos and the murder of his friend, Sydney insurance investigator Mike MacDonald withdraws into booze and nostalgia. By the time the mystery is solved, Ellison Robertson has succeeded on many levels, linking Mikes journey of redemption with the dark mysteries of the soul so troubling to the Celtic imagination.