The Innocent

Tessie Gillis

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The Innocent

And Other Stories

  Author:   Tessie Gillis    
  Publisher:  Breton Books

Including Sheldon Currie’s guide and thoughtful introduction, The Innocent and Other Writings is another in a series of Breton Books by and about Legendary Cape Bretoners. Tessie Gillis ranks as the Godmother of Cape Breton Fiction–the first woman to dare write about the darker side of rural Cape Breton and the challenges and strategies for surviving and creating a compassionate and enduring community. Tenderness and insight are fundamental threads through all her writings.

This new collection is an essential sampler of Tessie Gillis’s writing, including “The Innocentt”, “The Day the Men Went to Town,” a beautiful portion of “The Last Chapter But One,” and much more. These are lasting stories for today.

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ISBN associated with this title:9781926908526
Item BB0124
PublisherBreton Books
Published onMarch 12 2018
Language eng
Pages 148
Format Paperback
Dimensions8.5(in) x 5.5(in)
Shipping weight145(g)
Status ACTIVE TITLE
Born in 1910 in Montana, Tessie Gillis moved with her husband Joe to Rear Glencoe in Inverness County in the 1950s to live the hard, satisfying life of rural Cape Breton. Illness finally gave her the opportunity to write, and her friend and editor Evelyn Garbary helped her bloom into one of Cape Breton's finest writers.