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Where the Rivers Meet

Danny Gillis

276 pages
Macintyre Purcell
Strange, even deadly, encounters happen when young Tommy Caffrey is left alone with the Mi'kmaq tomahawk he found. Set in a mythical northern Cape Breton town, Where the Rivers Meet is a coming-of-age story told against the backdrop of religious and racial conflict that occurs when gold is discovered on Indian land.
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"Gillis introduces us to a cast of characters as original as they are familiar, as humorous as they are insightful. With an often mesmerizing frenzy of words and images, Gillis weaves geography and communities, the beauty and cruelty of youth, corporate exploitation and indigenous tragedy, into an unforgettable and extremely entertaining tale."
-- Frank Macdonald is the award winning author of A Forest for Calum and A Possible Madness, both long-listed for the International IMPAC Dublin Literary Award.


"With patient artistry and a keen eye for detail, Gillis has recreated Cape Breton as a mythic, mystical place and populated it with remarkable characters whose struggles mirror our own. This is richly textured and emotionally authentic writing, sometimes deeply moving, at others riotously funny. Danny Gillis has crafted a complete and entirely engaging world that you won?t soon forget."
-- Ian Colford is the award winning author of The Crimes of Hector Thomas. His short story collection, Evidence, won a silver medal at the Independent Publisher Book Awards and was shortlisted for the ReLiit Awards and Danuta Gleed Literary Ward