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 Mike's journey of redemption with the dark mysteries of the soul so troubling to the Celtic imagination.
About the author
Ellison Robertson. Readers of New Maritimes will be familiar with Ellison Robertson's 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.
"In Love with Then turns into a quite satisfying work. The prose is low key, and affords some thoughtful perceptions about ordinary lives and difficult loves."
<i>The Canadian Review of Books</i>