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Under This Mantle of Snow:
and other stories

Written by
Harold Griffin

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284 pages,
ISBN: 9780888875617
$19.95 CA

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About the Book This is Harold Griffin´s second collection of short stories. Most of the settings for these accounts are placed in the Montreal area or surroundings, with many of the characters of Irish ancestry. The first narration, "Under This Mantle of Snow", is told from the point of view of a 12-year-old boy from a rural community west of Montreal. He recounts the occurrences in a "typical" school day, the happenings dominated by the dynamic behaviour of a close friend and schoolmate. In two of the other tales, the character Alphonsus is recalled from Griffin´s previous short story collection, "fragile boys, fragile men," continuing to express his political whims and social misadventures. The remaining stories deal with the day-to-day events of a cast of characters with their own obsessions, dreams, and experiences.

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About the Author Harold Griffin
My dad was Irish and my mom was French—another one of those mixed marriages. But they appreciated the same things. Of course, my dad said, "It took me twenty years to learn." Harold Griffin´s short story, "The Leaving," won 1st prize in the 2000 Nuacht short story competition, sponsored by the St. Patrick´s Society of Montreal. The selection committee anticipated that Harold Griffin´s story "would have wide audience appeal and capture the experience of many people in the Irish community."

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