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Mary Cyr : a novel

Author: David Adams Richards
Publisher: [Toronto] : Doubleday Canada, [2018] ©2018
Edition/Format:   Print book : Fiction : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"Mary Cyr opens in Mexico, just as a disaster strikes a small town: a coal-mine has collapsed, with six men trapped inside. Less than forty-eight hours later, the authorities summarily decide to abandon all hope of finding survivors and seal up the mine entrance--willfully oblivious to the half-dozen souls still breathing below ground. Shortly after that, a thirteen-year-old Mexican boy, Vincent, is discovered dead  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Domestic fiction
Fiction
Additional Physical Format: Richards, David Adams, 1950-, author.
Mary Cyr./
Toronto, Ontario : Doubleday Canada, 2018.
(CaOONL)20179048805
Material Type: Fiction
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: David Adams Richards
ISBN: 9780385682480 0385682484
OCLC Number: 1022940083
Description: 420 pages ; 24 cm
Responsibility: David Adams Richards.

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"Mary Cyr opens in Mexico, just as a disaster strikes a small town: a coal-mine has collapsed, with six men trapped inside. Less than forty-eight hours later, the authorities summarily decide to abandon all hope of finding survivors and seal up the mine entrance--willfully oblivious to the half-dozen souls still breathing below ground. Shortly after that, a thirteen-year-old Mexican boy, Vincent, is discovered dead in the hotel room of a Canadian visitor--a 45-year-old woman, and heiress to a vast fortune, who goes by the name Mary Cyr. Thus begins this shocking, brilliant and compelling novel--a late-career tour de force by one of our most unique and powerful writers. In his last couple of novels, David Adams Richards has widened the scope of his vision and his world, taking us into far-flung countries and lives even as his beloved territory of New Brunswick's Miramichi remains his touchstone, the spot to which all his stories return. In Mary Cyr, the unwinding tale will take us from a harsh jail cell in Mexico, where Mary Cyr is imprisoned, deep into Canadian police officer John Delano's past, and even further into the murky depths of a wealthy New Brunswick family whose ties to mining, newspapers and a host of other interests lead to the highest corridors of power. At the heart of this maelstrom lies a woman who is compromised and confused, but also poignant, wounded and well-intentioned: the beautiful and tragic Mary Cyr."--

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