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Meet Mary Fellows, a sex-worker organizing a demonstration on St Catherine Street; how can she make the Anglican dean support it? ... Disappointment follows disappointment as Margaret tries to find a suitable man; her latest folly is the suave younger man she brought over from Jamaica; ... Greta, a domestic help, proudly holds up her sonas high school diploma; but can he read it?... These stories from Montreal present a gallery of characters, Caribbean immigrants desperate and triumphant, always struggling against the odds, as they make their way through the maze of urban life. Lives breaks the stereotypes to give us a side of Canada rarely acknowledged. Praise for H Nigel Thomasa Behind the Face of Winter: ... may be the starkest, most distressingly honest, thus unforgettable, account of the Caribbean-Canadian experience yet written . . . a brave and eloquent voice. aMontreal Gazette

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Fiction. African American Studies. These stories of triumph and despair present a gallery of characters, Caribbean immigrants struggling against the odds, as they make their way through the maze of urban life. Set in Montreal, LIVES breaks the stereotypes to give us a side of Canada rarely acknowledged. Mary Fellows is a sex-worker organizing a demonstration on St Catherine Street; Margaret is on a perpetual quest for a suitable man, her latest folly a suave, much younger man she brought over from Jamaica; Greta, a domestic help, proudly holds up her son's high school diploma; but can he read it? Lives adds to Thomas's already considerable reputation as a chronicler of black life in Montreal.

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H. Nigel Thomas was born in St. Vincent and now lives in Montreal. After a stint as a high school teacher in Montreal, Thomas was for many years a professor of US literature at Université Laval, before retiring. He is the author of three novels, Spirits in the Dark (shortlisted for the QWF Hugh MacLennan Prize for Fiction), BEHIND THE FACE OF WINTER, and RETURN TO ARCADIA; the story collections How Loud Can the Village Cock Crow and LIVES: WHOLE AND OTHERWISE; and a book of poetry, Moving through Darkness. Thomas has also published two works of nonfiction, From Folklore to Fiction: A Study of Fold Heroes and Rituals in the Black American Novel, and WHY WE WRITE: CONVERSATIONS WITH AFRICAN CANADIAN POETS AND NOVELISTS.

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ISBN:
9781894770613
Author:
Thomas, H. Nigel
Publisher:
TSAR Publications
Subject:
General Fiction
Subject:
Literature-A to Z
Publication Date:
20101101
Binding:
Paperback
Language:
English
Pages:
160

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"Synopsis" by , Fiction. African American Studies. These stories of triumph and despair present a gallery of characters, Caribbean immigrants struggling against the odds, as they make their way through the maze of urban life. Set in Montreal, LIVES breaks the stereotypes to give us a side of Canada rarely acknowledged. Mary Fellows is a sex-worker organizing a demonstration on St Catherine Street; Margaret is on a perpetual quest for a suitable man, her latest folly a suave, much younger man she brought over from Jamaica; Greta, a domestic help, proudly holds up her son's high school diploma; but can he read it? Lives adds to Thomas's already considerable reputation as a chronicler of black life in Montreal.
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