Tinker and Blue #2020

Tinker and Blue Frank MacDonald Tinker and Blue Frank Macdonald s reputation for colourful characters subtle satire and social conscience is omnipresent in the hilarious adventures of Cape Breton pals Tinker and Blue in late s San Francisco At a

  • Title: Tinker and Blue
  • Author: Frank MacDonald
  • ISBN: 9781927492949
  • Page: 189
  • Format: Paperback
  • Tinker and Blue Frank MacDonald Frank Macdonald s reputation for colourful characters, subtle satire and social conscience is omnipresent in the hilarious adventures of Cape Breton pals Tinker and Blue in late 60s San Francisco At age 19 and 20, respectively, Tinker Dempsey and his oldest friend Blue figured it was time they followed generations of Cape Bretoners and crossed the Canso Causeway, if forFrank Macdonald s reputation for colourful characters, subtle satire and social conscience is omnipresent in the hilarious adventures of Cape Breton pals Tinker and Blue in late 60s San Francisco At age 19 and 20, respectively, Tinker Dempsey and his oldest friend Blue figured it was time they followed generations of Cape Bretoners and crossed the Canso Causeway, if for no other reason than to find a few stories they could call their own when their wandering ways brought them back home It had been Blue s idea to drive their fourth hand 1957 push button Plymouth out to San Francisco to check out the famed Haight Ashbury district What they found was much than they and San Francisco bargained for Hitchhiking hippies, homespun humour, wit and wisdom, troubles in love and trouble with the law converge to make Tinker and Blue a funny and clever flashback that only Frank Macdonald could imagine Frank Macdonald is the award winning author of A Forest for Calum CBU Press 2005 and A Possible Madness CBU Press 2011 , both long listed for the International IMPAC Dublin Literary Award, and both finalists for an Atlantic Book Award.
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    1. A frolicking homage to Cape Breton as seen through the eyes of two young guys who leave the island to find the hippies in San Francisco Set in the 1960 s, and with the adage that it is only when we leave home that we are better able to appreciate it, Tinker and Blue share their storytelling zeal as they travel in their Plymouth to Haight Ashbury, form a band, find love and fight the man And, if that s not enough, we get to meet the other feller , and watch how a hippie commune evades the FBI The [...]

    2. I love books that take place in Cape Breton Tinker and Blue actually takes place largely in the States, with the two main characters making a rite of passage type journey during the 1960 s to San Fransisco This book starts off a little slow, but soon it gets better and better, with Tinker and Blue both facing the reality of the music industry, a commune of hippies, an elderly widow and a faithful German Shepherd, among many other things Tinker and Blue is funny most times, but other times it rev [...]

    3. A great romp by Frank Macdonald, where two young men from Cape Breton leave the Island in the late 1960 s in search of stories Their road trip takes them to San Francisco where they encounter hippies from the Haight Ashbury district Cape Breton culture meets the California counter culture the possibilities are endless Great exploration of the main characters in this book, a trademark of Frank Macdonald s tales.

    4. The first Frank MacDonald book that I ve read but certainly not the last , Tinker and Blue made me laugh in a way that few books have.The story sees two Cape Breton teens set out on a life changing road trip to San Francisco, hoping to meet hippies and acquire stories they can share when they return to hometown Both of their goals are met in the tangled vacation where they encounter the free spirit attitudes of people unlike any they ve ever met, first love, and even the FBI Throughout all of th [...]

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