Decent People

A Novel

by Donella Dunlop



Book Details

Language : English
Publication Date : 11/18/2010

Format : Softcover
Dimensions : 6x9
Page Count : 172
ISBN : 9781426946608
Format : E-Book
Dimensions : N/A
Page Count : 172
ISBN : 9781426946615

About the Book

The scene is an Ottawa Valley village. The tale flashes between the hungry thirties, the Second World War, and the tentative fifties and early sixties. In "Decent People" the Protestants hate the Catholics and the Catholics hate the Protestants and almost everyone hates the Algonkins and, of course, everyone detests the soldiers from Petawawa. Yes, this situation existed. Exists in some cases? Still? Anna Dunkeld appeared in the Valley on the hottest day in Canadian history, hatched in a nest of decent people. But can this stubborn, open hearted, strangley rapt child, who lives in a world of stories with herself as hero and the rest of the village as cast of characters, survive the discovery that not everyone is good, not everyone in her beloved village, in her beloved Valley, even in her own family is decent? Even the most wonderful story of all, her Catholic religion, falls from grace. Since everyone knows that endings are scarcely ever happy, this story ends with a happy beginning. Yes, they exist. Still.

About the Author

Writer, Volunteer, teacher, artist, globe-trotter, Donella Dunlop has lived in Ottawa, Calgary, British Columbia, Germany and England, bu her birthplace and her first love is the Ottawa Valley, Ontario, Canada. The Scots, Irish, Dutch, French and Algonquin of the Valley are her family. Her great-grandparents helped settle the Valley, then a veritable wilderness. Their stories inspired her Ottawa Valley historical novel series which include Menominee, The Wild River People; Sagganosh; the British; and Mittigoush, the French.