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Thumbcap Weir

by (author) Frances Gillmor

introduction by Gwendolyn Davies

Formac Publishing Company Limited
Initial publish date
Nov 2005
Historical, Historical
  • Paperback / softback

    Publish Date
    Nov 2005
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A subtle narrative of intense conflict
This Fiction Treasure title, set in New Brunswick, describes a community where conflict between families troubles the lives of everyone.
Gid Wyn and his fiancé Debbie MacQuarrie are counting on getting her father's fishing weir when they get married in Spring, but there is one villager, Tony Luti, who thinks it's his weir and that it has been stolen from him. Luti sets out to destroy the young couple's dreams and his hatred gets greater with the passing months, until one day, under cover of fog, he and his son take revenge. Frances Gillmor captures the raw beauty of the Bay of Fundy, bringing to life the daily routine of a fishing community.

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FRANCES GILLMOR had roots in New Brunswick and in her youth experienced the setting of this novel.Canadian Author

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Gwendolyn Davies is an emerita professor of English and dean of graduate studies at the University of New Brunswick. She has published or edited six books and over sixty articles and book chapters on pre-1940 Atlantic literature and on the history of the book in Canada. Books include Studies in Maritime Literary History and a scholarly edition of Thomas McCulloch’s The Mephibosheth Stepsure Letters.

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