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What happens in the small prairie town of Tuckahoe?
- An irresponsible drifter fakes a unique illness to break an engagement . . .
A preacher stops a feud by performing an impromptu wedding . . .
A minister_s wife rescues a young man from the threat of blindness . . .
A woman scandalizes a town by naming her children after different fathers . . .
A schoolteacher finds love on a woodpile . . .
A wanted man starts a new life in a piano box . . .
And a hen-pecked husband repairs his marriage by getting drunk and losing his money.
Neil McKinnon_s debut collection kicks up some dust, skews small town hokum, and offers a wrap on the knuckles for the individuals of the classic prairie town of Tuckahoe. Thoughout the desperation and adversity rides an undercurrent of sly humour.
|Publisher:||Thistledown Press, Limited|
|Product dimensions:||5.51(w) x 8.48(h) x 0.62(d)|
About the Author
Neil McKinnon is the winner of the 1999 CAA International Writing Contest and the 2004 El Ojo Del Lago Best Fiction Award (Mexico). His work has been published in Canada, Japan, Mexico, and the US. He has been a freelance writer for several high-profile Canadian newspapers such as the Toronto Star and the Calgary Herald. He lives in Canada and Mexico.