The Innocent and Other Stories by Tessie Gillis. Introduction by Sheldon Currie—eBook
Considered the Godmother of Cape Breton Fiction, Tessie Gillis is an essential figure in contemporary storytelling. Her gripping stories dare to open the door to a realistic, sympathetic, and often dark portrait of rural Cape Breton life. Driven by Sheldon Currie’s powerful and insightful opening essay, The Innocent and Other Stories is a generous selection of Tessie Gillis’s writing. No one before her wrote such stark or compassionate Cape Breton stories.
“Here we have a living, breathing, thinking woman who looked about her and recorded what she saw with caring and affection, and without flinching.”—Mary Anne Ducharme, author of Archie Neil: Life and Stories of Archie Neil Chisholm