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Saltwater cowboys : a novel

Author: Dayle Furlong
Publisher: Toronto : Dundurn, [2015] ©2015
Edition/Format:   Print book : Fiction : EnglishView all editions and formats
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In the conservative 1980s, the collapse of the mining industry in Newfoundland caused devastating upheaval for thousands of Maritimers, who lost their independence, community, and homes as joblessness forced them to uproot and start anew. Jack and Angela McCarthy, after years of prosperity in the mining town where their families had lived for generations, find themselves among the "Saltwater Cowboys"--Newfoundland  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Fiction
History
Additional Physical Format: Furlong, Dayle.
Saltwater cowboys.
(CaOONL)20149042620
Material Type: Fiction
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Dayle Furlong
ISBN: 9781459721975 1459721977
OCLC Number: 874726208
Awards: Commended for Dewey Diva Picks 2015 (Canada)
Description: 267 pages ; 22 cm
Responsibility: Dayle Furlong.

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In the conservative 1980s, the collapse of the mining industry in Newfoundland caused devastating upheaval for thousands of Maritimers, who lost their independence, community, and homes as joblessness forced them to uproot and start anew. Jack and Angela McCarthy, after years of prosperity in the mining town where their families had lived for generations, find themselves among the "Saltwater Cowboys"--Newfoundland transplants to gold mines of Alberta. Arriving in the town of Foxville, the McCarthys find themselves resented, bullied, and taken advantage of, along with their fellow Newfoundlanders. But when Jack's best friend, Peter, is swindled out of his savings and resorts to stealing from the mine, he sets a heist in motion that throws both families into chaos. Inspired by actual events in a small mining town in 1988, this novel tells of the trauma of displacement and the.

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