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The Macken Charm by Jack Hodgins

The Macken Charm

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The Macken Charm by Jack Hodgins
Paperback $14.95
Apr 15, 2000 | ISBN 9780771041969

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The Macken Charm proves [Jack Hodgins] to be one of the best writers of novels in this country.…”
Quill & Quire (starred review)

The Macken Charm takes up the theme of the family with wild exuberance.…Hodgins is a funny writer and, in the comic tradition of W.O. Mitchell, Paul Quarrington and other tall-tale spinners, he can make you laugh out loud. He can also make you cry and there lies the gift of the storyteller.”
Kitchener-Waterloo Record

“Written in flawless prose – word for word, Hodgins is one of the country’s best writers.…”
Books in Canada

“It is a fine, funny, sad and readable [novel], a great yarn, the kind only an expert storyteller can produce.…”
Ottawa Citizen

“An engaging tribute to family and community and lost innocence.”
–Montreal Gazette

“A rollicking novel.…”
Canadian Literature

“A joyous, vigorous, humorous novel that, in the best traditions of comedy, hovers precariously but purposefully on the brink of the tragic.…The Macken Charm is a bravura performance, and deserves a wide readership.”

“[Hodgins] brilliantly evokes time and place.…”
Vancouver Sun

“Entertaining.…This is a colorful, imaginative story.…”
Winnipeg Free Press

“Hodgins has written a powerful novel about grief and beauty, about what has been lost and how to redeem yourself after failure.”
Ottawa X Press


Commonwealth Writers Prize for Best First Book NOMINEE

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