From the Giller Prize-winning author of The Bishop's Man comes a stunning Cape Breton coming-of-age story, enchanting, hilarious, and heartbreaking
Winner of the Edna Staebler Award for Creative Non-Fiction and the Evelyn Richardson Non-Fiction Award
National bestseller and a Globe and Mail Best Book of the Year and Finalist for the OLA Evergreen Award
Causeway is Linden MacIntyre’s evocative memoir of his Cape Breton childhood. At once a vibrant coming-of-age story, a portrait of a vanishing way of life and a reflection on fathers and sons, the narrative revolves around the construction of the Canso Causeway that would link the small Cape Breton village of MacIntyre’s childhood to the wide world of the mainland. Shot through with humour, humanity and vivid characters, Causeway is an extraordinary book, a memoir that has set a new standard for the genre.
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LINDEN MACINTYRE is one of Canada’s most distinguished broadcast journalists. The winner of nine Gemini Awards, he is the co-host of CBC Television’s the fifth estate, and has been involved in the production of documentaries and stories from all over the world. MacIntyre was born in St. Lawrence, Newfoundland, and grew up in Port Hastings, Cape Breton. He now lives in Toronto.Review:
“More than a historical memoir, Causeway is like a set of lessons on how to write a memoir. Unsentimental, unpretentious, evocative and written in clear rhythmical prose, this book should give pleasure to everyone.” (The Globe and Mail)
“Causeway is an honest-to-God writer’s memoir.” (Winnipeg Free Press)
“Full of a sweet longing for the happiness he remembered and the smooth confident flow of Gaelic conversation. . . . As long as the island continues to
produce storytellers like MacIntyre, it will never entirely die.”
“MacIntyre’s novelistic style and the stories of men, dogs, work, mining, liquor, church, politics, and fate are reminiscent of No Great Mischief, by another Cape Bretoner, Alistair MacLeod.” (Quill & Quire)
“Causeway explores a world which depicts a certain region of Cape Breton as it was ‘before Canada joined it.’ The book aches with details that are both rational and emotional. . . . MacIntyre is a fine writer.” (Alistair MacLeod, author of No Great Mischief)
“A sweet and edgy coming-of-age story that reads like a good conversation over many drinks.” (Ann-Marie MacDonald, author of Fall On Your Knees)
“A touching portrayal of a father and son relationship and the pain of leaving home.” (Laura M. Mac Donald, author of The Curse of the Narrows)
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