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Two More Solitudes

A Novel

by Sheldon Currie

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publisher: Key Porter Books
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Taking as his inspiration two seminal works, Hugh MacLennan’s Two Solitudes and Dante’s Inferno, Currie finds new meaning in MacLennan’s dichotomy and profane humour in Dante’s divine comedy as he tells the story of one man’s search for redemption. Ian’s downward spiral is an unconventional one: he tells his sad and woeful tale to a nun-turned-torch singer in a dingy club, and he is sidetracked by baseball games and temporary amnesia. As Ian loves and leaves a succession of women and career paths, we come to understand him and his changing world, and root for him to find a star to guide him home.

About the Author

Sheldon Currie

Born in Reserve Mines, Cape Breton, Sheldon Currie is professor emeritus at St. Francis Xavier University and author of short stories, novels, and plays. Probably his most widely known work is The Glace Bay Miners’ Museum, which was also adapted for radio and stage plays, and made into the critically acclaimed film Margaret’s Museum, starring Helena Bonham Carter. In his varied career, Sheldon has also served in the RAF and as fiction editor of The Antigonish Review. His play Lauchie, Liza and Rory won the 2004 Merritt Award for best play by a Nova Scotia writer. Down the Coaltown Road, first published in 2002, was nominated for the Dartmouth Book Award for Fiction.
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Sheldon Currie was a Professor of English at St. Francis Xavier University and the fiction editor of the Antigonish Review. He now writes full time. The film Margaret’s Museum, featuring Helena Bonham Carter as Margaret, one of Currie’s most magnificent characters, is based on one of his short stories and includes episodes from several other pieces of his work. He has published two collections of short stories and three previous novels, the bestselling Down the Coaltown Road, The Company Store and The Glace Bay Miner’s Museum. He lives in Nova Scotia.

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