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Hope in the Desperate Hour (1996) [Novel]
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Set in a small town in New Brunswick, this intricate, multi-layered novel revolves around the hapless Shackle family. There is Garth, a promising hockey player whose career has been destroyed; Vicki, his beautiful, self-destructive wife; and Garthís brother Neil, a successful academic haunted by the life and family he has left behind. Then there is Peter Bathurst, a former Micmac leader desperate to stave off an investigation into his mishandling of band money. Peterís only hope may be Vicki Shackle, and as the story of their lives unfolds and intersects over the course of a single day, events lead to the novelís dramatic climax. Hope in the Desperate Hour is a riveting and unforgettable novel that brilliantly juxtaposes the world of the privileged elite with the reality of those to whom life has dealt very different cards.

Original title: Hope in the Desperate Hour
Original languages: English


Genre: FictionGeneral FictionRural & Small Town Life
FictionGeneral FictionTies That BindDysfunctional Families

Edition #1: Hope in the Desperate Hour

Hope in the Desperate Hour (1996)
Edition Details:

Language: English

  • "He portrays the nobility of the human spirit even in failure and the inevitable failures of being human. A profoundly moral book, Hope in the Desperate Hour is generous and sympathetic." eye Magazine
  • "The deft, understated artistry with which Richards conveys his vision is exhilarating... [He] has spun a beguiling tale" Maclean's
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Hope in the Desperate Hour (2001)

Format: Paperback
Place of publication: Toronto, ON
Publisher: McClelland & Stewart
ISBN: 9780771075131
Dimensions: 5.4 x 8.4 x 0.5 in
Pages: 223

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