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The adversary : a novel / Michael Crummey.

"In an isolated outport on Newfoundland's northern coastline, Abe Strapp is about to marry the daughter of a rival merchant to cement his hold on the shore when the Widow Caines arrives to throw the wedding and Abe's plans into chaos. That ruthless act of sabotage is the opening salvo in a battle between the man and woman who own Mockbeggar's largest mercantile firms, each fighting for the scarce resources of the north Atlantic fishery, each seeking a measure of revenge on the person they despise most in the world. As their unshakeable animosity spirals further each year into vendettas and violence, the community is increasingly divided and even the innocents in Mockbeggar find themselves forced to take sides, with devastating consequences. Through merciless seasons of uncertainty and want, through predatory storms and pandemics and marauding privateers, it is the human heart that reveals itself to be the most formidable and unpredictable adversary for each person drawn, inevitably and helplessly, into that endless feud."-- Provided by publisher.

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  • ISBN: 9780385550321
  • ISBN: 0385550324
  • ISBN: 9780593686492
  • ISBN: 0593686497
  • Physical Description: 322 pages ; 22 cm
  • Publisher: New York : Doubleday, 2024.
Subject: Merchants > Newfoundland and Labrador > Fiction.
Siblings > Newfoundland and Labrador > Fiction.
Corruption > Fiction.
Siblings > Fiction.
Vendetta > Fiction.
Newfoundland and Labrador > Fiction.
Genre: Novels.
Historical fiction.
Psychological fiction.

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  • 1 of 1 copy available at Potter-Tioga Library System. (Show)
  • 1 of 1 copy available at Green Free Library (Wellsboro).


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