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Fiction Cultural Heritage

Great Cape Breton Storytelling

edited by Ronald Caplan

Breton Books
Initial publish date
Aug 2017
Cultural Heritage
  • Paperback / softback

    Publish Date
    Aug 2017
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From a lifetime of collecting, Ron Caplan offers tales from the rare complex of Cape Breton Island. From a grim sealing trek to a mother's courage in a windstorm, to memories of drunken hens, to a shark attack. Mackerel fishermen bag a huge tuna, and an itinerant butcher chases a wild cow. The book includes fables from the island's Czech, Pakistani, and Lebanese heritage in among stories from the Gaelic, French and Mi'kmaq traditions. Good solid reading in one lasting collection!

About the author

Ronald Caplan has served as interviewer and photographer for Cape Breton's Magazine for twenty-five years. He has received the Barbeau Award of the Folklore Studies Association of Canada, Nova Scotia's Cultural Life Award, the Canadian Historical Association's Award for exemplary contribution to the Oral History of Cape Breton and an honorary doctorate from Cape Breton University. His work is best known for keeping the Cape Breton story alive through oral testimony and images. Living at Wreck Cove on the Cabot Trail, Caplan is the author of several books and the publisher of Breton Books.

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