Based on a true unsolved crime from 1877, Glenn Norris’s debut novel tells the story of two small towns linked by the disappearance of a teenage girl. Mary Harney is a dreamy teenager in Cumberland County, Nova Scotia, whose ambitions are stifled by her tyrannical grandmother and alcoholic father. When Mary’s mother becomes ill, an already fragile domestic situation quickly begins to unravel until the September evening when the girl goes missing.
Glenn Norris paints a fascinating and darkly comic picture of judicial and forensic procedures of the time. Tightly plotted and pensive, the novel travels back to the circumstances that led to Mary’s disappearance and then back further to the circumstances of her parents’ marriage, all the while building toward a raucous courtroom finale.Author: Laurie Glenn Norris
Publisher: Nimbus Publishing
Publishing Date: June 4th, 2019
# of Pages: 262