Hunting Down Home is the compelling story of an unusual family and their last year together. Morag lives with her grandparents on a remote farm in Nova Scotia. She sees her mother only in slides sent from Africa and illuminated at night on the white refrigerator door. With lyrical intensity, Jean McNeil captures Morag's dawning perception of the violent bonds that hold her grandparents together, making readers feel the tension when Morag must inevitably choose between them.
About the author
Jean McNeil, a native of Nova Scotia, has lived in London since 1991. She spent the austral summer of 2005-2006 in Antarctica as the British Antarctic Survey/Arts Council of England International Fellow to Antarctica, and has since been writer-in-residence in the Falkland Islands, Svalbard and on a scientific expedition to Greenland.
"[McNeil] has a sharp, unarguable talent."
The New York Times Book Review
"an urgent, uncompromising tale"
Quill & Quire