Awake at a WAKE
by David Muise • 194 pages
DELIGHTFUL! 2 ELDERLY BACHELOR BROTHERS in Margaree Valley make a living cutting pulp on Crown land, jacking deer, and making and selling moonshine.
They’re an eye-opening mix of canny and naive. They get into some serious fixes, succumb to the siren call of alcohol, and give-and-take with their neighbours in ways both kind and curmudgeonly.
Storyteller David Muise really hit his stride with these two volumes of scandalous adventures. Perhaps his dedication in this first collection says it all:
“To my father who introduced me to Jim and Farquhar and to my mother who wished he hadn’t.”