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No Great Mischief

Author: MacLeod, Alistair Set In . . .
 North America, Canada, Ontario, Toronto, Cape Breton, Sudbury, Leamington
Genre: Fiction
Time Frame: Late 20th Century
Published: 1999
Description: Alistair MacLeod musters all of the skill and grace that have won him an international following to give us No Great Mischief, the story of a fiercely loyal family and the tradition that drives it.Generations after their forebears went into exile, the MacDonalds still face seemingly unmitigated hardships and cruelties of life. Alexander, orphaned as a child by a horrific tragedy, has nevertheless gained some success in the world. His older brother, Calum, a nearly destitute alcoholic living on Toronto's skid row, has been scarred by another tragedy. But, like all his clansman, Alexander is sustained by a family history that seems to run through his veins. And through their lovingly recounted stories -- wildly comic or heartbreakingly tragic -- we discover the hope against hope upon which every family must sometimes rely.
  
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