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The Resource Mary Cyr, David Adams Richards

Mary Cyr, David Adams Richards

Label
Mary Cyr
Title
Mary Cyr
Statement of responsibility
David Adams Richards
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Mary Cyr opens in Mexico, just as a disaster strikes a small town: a coal-mine has collapsed, with six men trapped inside. Less than forty-eight hours later, the authorities summarily decide to abandon all hope of finding survivors and seal up the mine entrance--willfully oblivious to the half-dozen souls still breathing below ground. Shortly after that, a thirteen-year-old Mexican boy, Vincent, is discovered dead in the hotel room of a Canadian visitor--a 45-year-old woman, and heiress to a vast fortune, who goes by the name Mary Cyr. Thus begins this shocking, brilliant and compelling novel--a late-career tour de force by one of our most unique and powerful writers. In his last couple of novels, David Adams Richards has widened the scope of his vision and his world, taking us into far-flung countries and lives even as his beloved territory of New Brunswick's Miramichi remains his touchstone, the spot to which all his stories return. In Mary Cyr, the unwinding tale will take us from a harsh jail cell in Mexico, where Mary Cyr is imprisoned, deep into Canadian police officer John Delano's past, and even further into the murky depths of a wealthy New Brunswick family whose ties to mining, newspapers and a host of other interests lead to the highest corridors of power. At the heart of this maelstrom lies a woman who is compromised and confused, but also poignant, wounded and well-intentioned: the beautiful and tragic Mary Cyr
Cataloging source
CaOONL
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1950-
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Richards, David Adams
Index
no index present
Literary form
novels
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  • Canadians
  • Heiresses
  • Rich people
  • Mine accidents
  • Mexico
Label
Mary Cyr, David Adams Richards
Instantiates
Publication
Control code
cap17904879
Extent
420 pages
Isbn
9780385682480
Label
Mary Cyr, David Adams Richards
Publication
Control code
cap17904879
Extent
420 pages
Isbn
9780385682480

Library Locations

    • Mary J. L. Black BranchBorrow it
      901 S. Edward St, Thunder Bay, Ontario, P7E 6R2, CA
      48.371764 -89.278579
    • Waverley Resource LibraryBorrow it
      285 Red River Road, Thunder Bay, Ontario, P7B 1A9, CA
      48.436426 -89.223125
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