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category: Fiction
published: Sep 2006
ISBN:9780771055751

No Great Mischief

by Alistair MacLeod

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4.5 of 5
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list price: $29.99
edition:Hardcover
also available: Paperback
category: Fiction
published: Sep 2006
ISBN:9780771055751
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Alistair MacLeod musters all of the skill and grace that have won him an international following to give us No Great Mischief, the story of a fiercely loyal family and the tradition that drives it.

Generations after their forebears went into exile, the MacDonalds still face seemingly unmitigated hardships and cruelties of life. Alexander, orphaned as a child by a horrific tragedy, has nevertheless gained some success in the world. Even his older brother, Calum, a nearly destitute alcoholic living on Toronto's skid row, has been scarred by another tragedy. But, like all his clansman, Alexander is sustained by a family history that seems to run through his veins. And through these lovingly recounted stories-wildly comic or heartbreakingly tragic-we discover the hope against hope upon which every family must sometimes rely.

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Contributor Notes

Raised in Cape Breton, Nova Scotia, Alistair MacLeod has written two volumes of short stories and is recognized as one of Canada's most distinguished writers. He taught creative writing at the University of Indiana and is currently a professor or English at the University of Windsor, Ontario. MacLeod is married with six children and still spends his summers in Cape Breton.

From the Trade Paperback edition.

Editorial Review

Winner of the International IMPAC Dublin Literary Award, the Trillium Book Award, and the CBA Libris
Award for Book of the Year

“MacLeod is MacLeod, the greatest living Canadian writer. . . . No Great Mischief is a once-in-a-lifetime masterpiece.”
Globe and Mail

“A tale of truth about people who care for one another and for the living world around them. A lament and a celebration, it will endure.”
— Farley Mowat

“You will find scenes from this majestic novel burned into your mind forever.”
Alice Munro

"One of the great undiscovered writers of our time."
–Michael Ondaatje

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