There was a time when Lauchlin MacLean was a promising welterweight boxer, a time when his heart was strong and fit, a time when he might have had a future. But instead, he stayed in his tightly knit Cape Breton community, in an island of safety where family roots run deep. Now in his 50s, Lauchlin finds his heart tested again by a beautiful blind woman, the wife of a friend—and by a dark plot for revenge born of blood spilled in the forests that surround the village.
The award-winning, bestselling author of Cape Breton Road brings us a spellbinding story of family loyalties and sexual betrayals. In Lauchlin of the Bad Heart, D. R. MacDonald combines expert pacing and sharply drawn characters with a haunting, brooding portrait of the Cape Breton
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D. R. MacDONALD was born in Cape Breton and grew up mostly in the United States. He has received two Pushcart Prizes, an Ingram Merrill Award and an O. Henry Award for his short fiction. His first novel, Cape Breton Road, received critical acclaim and became a national bestseller. His second novel, Lauchlin of the Bad Heart, was longlisted for the Giller Prize, while Anna From Away was shortlisted for the Dartmouth Book Award for Fiction. MacDonald is a lecturer emeritus at Stanford University and spends his summers in Boularderie, Nova Scotia, in a renovated barn on family property.
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Book Description Harpercollins Canada, 2008. Paperback. Book Condition: New. Bookseller Inventory # DADAX0006481744