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The characters from Susan Musgrave’s Cargo of Orchids are back in this brilliantly engaging novel. Rainy, the Mexican-American woman, and Frenchy, the African-American, along with Musgrave’s narrator X have returned and convincingly insist their story is not done. Once inmates on death row, now reunited and hanging out at an old house in a BC outport, they create a grand new afterlife adventure. As we are shuttled along an energetic storyline in an old hearse, through gated communities in Vancouver to BC’s First Nations island outposts, we witness the transformation of lives on the slopes of purgatory. The passageways are rife with wild rides, social satire and visually hilarious encounters.
Publisher: Saskatoon : Thistledown Press, 2012
Description: 300 p. ; 22 cm
ISBN: 9781927068021
Branch Call Number: Musg


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Nov 06, 2016

An odd read. Some intriguing insights, but overall, a dark read and bizarre plot. I stuck it out until the end, but still not sure why.

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