The Friends of Meager Fortune by David Adams Richards

The Friends of Meager Fortune

David Adams Richards

In this melancholy read, vicious gossip slowly spreads across a Canadian town and lives are destroyed. The insidious rumours mirror the bleak winter weather, as local lumberjacks battle against the elements.

Extract

He could not see the trees even four feet away - could only follow the path because it was the most open track. These were the gnarled and toughened trees. Like the men, they came to root in tough soil and could not be easily defeated. In fact, they were much like the men who cut them.

Parallels
  • The Shipping News by Annie Proulx
  • Marilyn Bowering by Visible World
  • David Adams Richards by Mercy Among the Children
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Violence
Explicit sexual content