Author: MacDonald, Frank
Publisher: Cape Breton University Press
Year Published: 2014
Subcategory: Fiction / Satire
Condition Rating: Slight wear, may have creased spine, folded pages, good-condition ownership stickers
Summary: Frank Macdonald's reputation for colourful characters, subtle satire and social conscience is omnipresent in the hilarious adventures of Cape Breton pals Tinker and Blue in late-'60s San Francisco. At age 19 and 20, respectively, Tinker Dempsey and his oldest friend Blue figured it was time they followed generations of Cape Bretoners and crossed the Canso Causeway, if for no other reason than to find a few stories they could call their own when their wandering ways brought them back home. It had been Blue's idea to drive their fourth-hand 1957 push-button Plymouth out to San Francisco to check out the famed Haight-Ashbury district. What they found was much more than they - and San Francisco - bargained for. Hitchhiking hippies, homespun humour, wit and wisdom, troubles in love and trouble with the law converge to make "Tinker and Blue" a funny and clever flashback that only Frank Macdonald could imagine. Frank Macdonald is the award-winning author of" A Forest for Calum" (CBU Press 2005) and "A Possible Madness" (CBU Press 2011), both long-listed for the International IMPAC Dublin Literary Award, and both finalists for an Atlantic Book Award."
In Store Location: Bookcase 68 - Canadian Fiction,