Publisher:Cape Breton University Press, 2015
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- Author: Macdonald, FrankDate:Created2015Summary:
A coming of age story about Roddie Gillies and his guardian and grandfather Calum, one of the last remaining Gaelic speakers in the once-proud mining town of Shean. A quiet and stoic man, Calum and his aging friends illuminate for us the changing world around them: the loss of the coal mines, the labour strife and lean years endured, the religious parochialism that divides families and communities and, most important, a disappearing language. The setting is Cape Breton; the themes of cultural and rural change and decline are universal.Subject(s): Mining districts | Social Change | Nova Scotia--Cape Breton (County) | Working class men | Rural conditionsOriginal Publisher: Sydney, NS, Cape Breton University PressLanguage(s): EnglishISBN: 9781897009819Collection(s)/Series: Atlantic Canadian