The Fortunate Brother by Donna Morrissey download in ePub, pdf, iPad
The author paints a bleakly atmospheric picture of the Nows, their friends and family, their struggles, the landscape in which they live. Alcohol abuse and spousal abuse are just a regular part of the day. Heart just up and called it quits. When a body is found in the lake suspicion falls on the troubled Now family.
Initially, I struggled with the cadence of the writing. Compassionate and wise, beautiful and brutal, The Fortunate Brother is the story of a family and a community in turmoil and confirms Donna Morrissey's place as one of Canada's foremost storytellers. And yet they are also loyal.
Kyle Now is still mourning his older brother when the murder of a local bully changes everything. All opinions expressed in this review are entirely my own personal opinions. Life in this small hamlet in Newfoundland is harsh.
Father Sylvanus Now drowns his sorrow in a bottle, while mother Addie is facing breast cancer. As are the people towards one another. As the mystery unfolds other, far deeper, secrets are revealed.
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