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Hope in the Desperate Hour

(1996)
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Set in a small town in New Brunswick, this intricate, multi-layered novel revolves around the hapless Shackle family. There is Garth, a promising hockey player whose career has been destroyed; Vicki, his beautiful, self-destructive wife; and Garth's brother Neil, a successful academic haunted by the life and family he has left behind. Then there is Peter Bathurst, a former Micmac leader desperate to stave off an investigation into his mishandling of band money. Peter's only hope may be Vicki Shackle, and as the story of their lives unfolds and intersects over the course of a single day, events lead to the novel's dramatic climax. Hope in the Desperate Hour is a riveting and unforgettable novel that brilliantly juxtaposes the world of the privileged elite with the reality of those to whom life has dealt very different cards.



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August 2001 : Canada Paperback
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Title: Hope In The Desperate Hour
Author(s): David Adams Richards
ISBN: 0-7710-7513-8 / 978-0-7710-7513-1 (Canada edition)
Publisher: Emblem Editions
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1993 : Canada Paperback
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Title: Hope in the Desperate Hour
Author(s): David Adams Richards
ISBN: 0-7710-7459-X / 978-0-7710-7459-2 (Canada edition)
Publisher: McClelland & Stewart
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA