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Orphans of empire : a novel, Grant Buday

Label
Orphans of empire : a novel
Title
Orphans of empire
Title remainder
a novel
Statement of responsibility
Grant Buday
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
In Grant Buday's new novel, three captivating stories intertwine at the site of the New Brighton Hotel on the shores of Burrard Inlet. In 1858 the serious and devoted Sir Richard Clement Moody receives the commission of a lifetime when he is sent to help establish "a second England"--what is now British Columbia. In 1865 Frisadie, an eighteen-year-old Kanaka housemaid, who is more entrepreneur than ingeńue, arrives in New Brighton from Hawaii. She convinces Maxie Michaud, to purchase the hotel with her, and it soon becomes the toast of the inlet. In 1883 Henry Fannin, a young, curious embalmer and magnetism devotee, having struck out in London and San Francisco, arrives in New Brighton and promptly falls in love with a tragic woman he hears crying on his first night at the hotel. Endearing, funny, and highly evocative of time and place, Orphans of Empire celebrates those living in the shadow of history's supposed heroes, their private struggles and personal agendas
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NLC
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1956-
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Buday, Grant
Index
no index present
Literary form
novels
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  • Hotelkeepers
  • British Columbia
  • Burrard Inlet (B.C.)
Target audience
adult
Label
Orphans of empire : a novel, Grant Buday
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Publication
Control code
on1140702212
Dimensions
22 cm
Extent
264 pages
Isbn
9781927366899
Label
Orphans of empire : a novel, Grant Buday
Publication
Control code
on1140702212
Dimensions
22 cm
Extent
264 pages
Isbn
9781927366899

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      48.436426 -89.223125
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