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By Mary Swan

A sad occasion sends a small city reeling in Mary Swan's outstanding, Scotiabank Giller-nominated the lads within the bushes, a haunting exploration of 1 family's desperation. For the 1st time in classic Canada.

William, his spouse and a couple of daughters, new immigrants to a small city in southern Ontario, are the image of a faithful kinfolk. but if he's accused of embezzlement, William commits an unthinkable crime, and people who believed him to be an affectionate, attentive father are mentioned brief. Mary Swan examines the tricky and unforeseen connections among the folk during this close-knit group that proceed to echo into the longer term. In her nuanced, evocative descriptions, a locket comprises immeasurable sorrow, timber offer safe haven for misplaced souls and grief clicks into position whilst a guy cocks the cold-steel hammer of a revolver.

A perfect literary fulfillment, the lads within the timber bargains a chilling tale that swells with acutely saw emotion and humanity.

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ANQ, Registry of Births, Deaths and Marriages, 1877, Parish of Laprairie-de-la-Magdalen . 48. Potvin, Le rot, 24. 49. Potvin, Le roi, 75. 50. A. Manuel electoral. Portraits et dossiers parlementaires du premierparlement de Quebec. Montreal: Des ateliers typographique de Duvernay, freres, 1871: 63-64. 29 This page intentionally left blank Ill FIGHTING PLAGUES AND MOBS Throughout the winter of 1846-47, Canadian newspapers abounded in horror stories from Ireland about terrible starvation and disease.

42 But the Tory press kept up its scornful attacks. On 29 September the Gazette offered a "Notice to Parents," ironically advising them to keep their children off the streets on Monday. "Fortins Dragoons" would be on parade. Presumably this was the parade described by Potvin. "43 At about this time, Punch in Canada made a last, full-page attack. A cartoon shows a rather dilapidated cavalryman trying to hock his uniform and his equally dilapidated horse at Moss, the pawnbrokers. 44 Lord Elgin can have the last word.

Vachon, Andre, "Lepailleur de Laferte, Michel," Dictionary of Canadian Biography. 2 (1969): 413. 16. Steele, Ian K. Guerillas and Grenadiers: The Struggle for Canada, 16891760. Toronto: Ryerson, 1969: 66. 17. Fortin, Cora, 56. 18. Potvin, Leroiy 23. 19. Sansom, Joseph. Travels in Lower Canada. Toronto: Coles Canadiana Collection, 1970: 12. 20. Cadieux, Lorenzo. Lettres des nouvelles missions du Canada, 1843-1852. Montreal: Bellarmin et Maisonneuve et Larose, 1973: 143, 145. 21. Chevalier, Joseph.

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