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ISBN: 9781988286051

Scars and Other Stories

  Author:   Don Aker    
  Publisher:  Pottersfield Press

“The scar didn’t use to show,” says Daniel, the narrator of the title story. But scars have a way of manifesting themselves, visually or otherwise, and the stories in this collection illustrate a varied compendium of characters marked in some way by their injuries.

Having lost a breast to cancer, a young woman visits a psychic seeking answers to the questions in her life. A bullied boy finds solace in the arrival of another unfortunate who has attracted the attention of his tormentors. A divorced father attempts to shield his young daughter from the trauma of tragedy. An eight-year-old boy witnesses death for the first time, a massage therapist is unnerved by the discovery he makes about a new client, and a young widow flounders in her struggle to cope with the loss of her husband. These and other characters come to vivid life in stories told with the sensitivity and skill that have earned the author continued critical praise.

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ISBN associated with this title:9781988286051
Item PC0258
PublisherPottersfield Press
PublisherPottersfield Press
Published onMarch 22 2017
Language eng
Pages 224
Format Paperback
Dimensions8.5(in) x 5.5(in)
Shipping weight295(g)
Status ACTIVE TITLE
A former high school teacher and university instructor, Don Aker lives and writes near Port George on Nova Scotia's Bay of Fundy. He is the author of more than 20 books that have earned him multiple honours, among them the Canadian Library Association's Honour Book Award, the White Pine Award, the Ann Connor Brimer Award, and the Canadian Authors Association Lilla Stirling Award.