183 pages, Paperback ISBN: 9780888873057 $19.95 CA
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About the Book
Come meet dwarfish Nigel Tillich, oracle, clairvoyant, guru, soothsayer. He sees visions, makes predictions, is never wrong. After seventeen years in a mental institution, he breaks free and turns his talents to good use. Fame and fortune do not lessen his ability. His dreams are just as vivid, his prophecies just as spooky.
Come meet Horace, Nigel´s cave-dwelling grandfather, and his brother Algernon, a Toronto hoodlum. Meet pigtailed Scorpion, his personal chauffeur, and lovely Alyssa, his Filipino chambermaid. Meet Ursula LeGros, manager of the infamous Edgewater Hotel and Nigel´s protector. Meet Yvette Malbranche, who lives in a cardboard commune under the Algoma Street bridge and loves him like a mother. Meet Rudy Heyhoe, who sleeps for ten years and is run over by a train, just as Nigel predicted. These are fine, upstanding people, who know Nigel better than he knows himself, and are happy to share their secret.
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About the AuthorBill MacDonald Since graduating from the University of Manitoba, and a year in Paris studying at the Sorbonne, Bill has been a forester, arctic weatherman, immigration officer, and school teacher. He lives in Thunder Bay, selling his books and scenic photography at Fireweed Crafts Inc. His short fiction has appeared in "Geist Magazine" and "Prairie Fire." Recent books include:
"Lamplight" (2010), "Sirens" (2009),
"The Quarry" (2008), "Shadows at Sunset" (2007), "Ruby's Last Ride and other stories" (2007),"Close the Door Softly and other stories" (2007), "A House in the Country"(2007), "Through a Dark Cloud Shining" (2006), "Catwalk: a feline odyssey" (2006), "Barnabus Snug Harbour" (2006), "Soothsayer" (2006), "The Holly Tree" (2005), "Stinging Nettles" (2005), "Christmas Eve at Silver Islet" (2004), "Vive Zigoto" (2004), "Daughters of the Sun - Filles du soleil" (2003), "Hyenas in the Streets" (2003), "Goodbye Picadilly" (2002), "Patagonian Odyssey!" (2001), "Home Before Dark" (2001), and "The Great Millennium Mount Everest Cat Expedition" (2000).