Winner of the Dartmouth Book Award for Fiction
by Beatrice MacNeil • 80 pages
A MISCHIEVOUS BLEND OF HER SCOTTISH AND ACADIAN ROOTS, The Moonlight Skater offers short stories that blossom, or explode softly, in your life.
And her tender, classic play "The Dream," set in an evening kitchen, is laced with MacNeil's telltale wit and turn of phrase: "Wasn't it on a Saturday, Clara, in the youth of spring, when I asked you to go picking strawberries, and it wasn't until we were halfway up the mountain when you realized it wasn't strawberry season, and you called me something that can't be mentioned in front of a moralist and I called you behind a stump and we forgot all about strawberries."
"Cape Breton is already home to excellent writers.... Now, add Beatrice MacNeil to that short, distinguished list."—George Elliott Clarke