No Great Mischief (Paperback)

By Alistair MacLeod

W. W. Norton & Company, 9780393341195, 283pp.

Publication Date: November 28, 2011

Other Editions of This Title:
Paperback (10/1/2006)

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Description


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. Even 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 these lovingly recounted stories-wildly comic or heartbreakingly tragic-we discover the hope against hope upon which every family must sometimes rely.