From a coal mine in Mexico to a wealthy family in New Brunswick, this extraordinary novel revolves around a single mysterious woman: Mary Cyr.

Mary Cyr opens in Mexico, just as a disaster strikes a small town: a coal-mine has collapsed, with thirteen men trapped inside. Less than forty-eight hours later, the authorities summarily decide to abandon all hope of finding survivors and seal up the mine entrance--willfully oblivious to the half-dozen souls still breathing below ground. Shortly after that, a thirteen-year-old Mexican boy, Victor, is discovered dead in the hotel room of a Canadian visitor--a 45-year-old woman, and heiress to a vast fortune, who goes by the name Mary Cyr.
Thus begins this shocking, brilliant and compelling novel--a late-career tour de force by one of our most unique and powerful writers.This unwinding tale will take us from a harsh jail cell in Mexico, where Mary Cyr is imprisoned, deep into Canadian police officer John Delano's past, and even further into the murky depths of a wealthy New Brunswick family whose ties to mining, newspapers and a host of other interests lead to the highest corridors of power.

Genre: Literary Fiction


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April 2018 : USA Hardback
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Title: Mary Cyr
Author(s): David Adams Richards
ISBN: 0-385-68248-4 / 978-0-385-68248-0 (USA edition)
Publisher: Doubleday Canada
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September 2019 : USA Paperback
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Title: Mary Cyr
Author(s): David Adams Richards
ISBN: 0-385-68250-6 / 978-0-385-68250-3 (USA edition)
Publisher: Anchor Canada
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April 2018 : Canada Kindle edition
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Title: Mary Cyr
Author(s): David Adams Richards
Publisher: Doubleday Canada
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