Glass Boys by Nicole Lundrigan

By Nicole Lundrigan

With bright and unflinching prose, Nicole Lundrigan has created a riveting and deeply human saga of the patience of evil and the depths and bounds of love.

When Roy Trench is killed in a drunken prank long gone incorrect, his brother Lewis sees blood at the arms of the fellow liable: the abusive alcoholic, Eli Fagan. although the courts rule the demise an coincidence, the development opens a seam of hate among the 2 households of Knife's aspect, Newfoundland.

Desperate to smother the painful earlier with love, Lewis marries Wilda, and the excitement he's taking of their little ones -- Melvin and Toby -- recollects the happier days of his early life with Roy. yet as he watches his small relations fracture, the darkness of the earlier starts to cloud the current, prime Lewis again to Eli Fagan -- and his watchful stepson, Garrett Glass.

In the fashion of Newfoundland literature, validated by means of Michael Crummey and Lisa Moore, Glass Boys is the haunting tale of an unforgivable crime that brings households to the brink.

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A “great quantity of goods” was now at Oswego, and “chocolate, tea, sugar, coffee, shirts, shoes, and stockings” were distributed. Barracks were now built in the older post, but they were “so near the stockade [that] they could make no defense” (MA). Shirley’s 50th Foot was posted in the older works, generally simply called Fort Oswego, while Pepperrell’s 51st Foot was standing guard in the new and unfinished Fort Ontario. According to “An Account of the Strength… at Oswego” (MA), the garrison in early August 1756 stood at: 50th Shirley’s: 27 officers, 29 sergeants, 481 corporals, drummers and privates.

AUGUST 10, 1756 Montcalm’s force lands near Oswego Fort Ontario as seen from the east. This view of the present fort gives a good sense of what the French and Indian opponents could see in 1756 as they arrived from the east. Naturally, the buildings within would have been much lower and the Oswego skyline would not have existed. (Author’s photo) Poor Descombles had been mistaken for a British officer, no doubt because he had set out in his scarlet waistcoat. Losing his chief engineer when about to attack Oswego was certainly bad news for Montcalm.

The wet snow that fell that afternoon had now turned to a cold rain. Nevertheless, as the French and Indian raiders approached, two Canadian Compagnies franches de la Marine officers well versed in wilderness warfare, Jean-Baptiste Testard de Montigny and Robineau de Porneuf, were sent ahead with scouting parties to reconnoiter the forts discreetly. De Montigny crept up to Fort Bull and noted its general orientation and where its gate was; Porneuf reported that there were tents next to Fort Williams, indicating there were more troops there than at Fort Bull.

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