Tinker and Blue — A Novel
by Frank Macdonald • 398 pages
COLOURFUL CHARACTERS, subtle satire, and community conscience enliven the hilarious adventures of two Cape Breton pals in San Francisco’s Haight Ashbury of the 1960s.
At 19 and 20, Tinker Dempsey and his oldest friend Blue figure it’s time they follow generations across the Canso Causeway, if only to find a few stories to call their own. Setting out in their 1957 push-button Plymouth, they encounter hitch-hiking hippies, homespun humour and wisdom, love troubles and trouble with the law, on the long road to California.
New from the author of the IMPAC Dublin Literary Award finalists A Forest for Calum and A Possible Madness.
"full of irony and wit, well-plotted and fast-paced...."—Chronicle-Herald