Broken Ground

By: Jack Hodgins

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"Broken Ground" is a riveting exploration of the dark, brooding presence of the First World War in the lives of the inhabitants of a "soldier's settlement" on Vancouver Island. From out of a stubborn, desolate landscape studded with tree stumps, the settlers of Portuguese Creek have built a new life for themselves. But when an encroaching forest fire threatens this fledgling settlement, it also intensifies the remembered horrors of war. The story of Portuguese Creek is told by several of its citizens, including a boy trying to recover from the sudden loss of his father, and a former teacher haunted by what happened to the soldiers he led in France. With a memorable cast of characters, and by turns heart-rending and tragic, humorous and humane, "Broken Ground" is a powerful novel that immerses us in the lives of an entire community.

Title: Broken Ground

Author Name: Jack Hodgins

Categories: Novel SC,

Publisher: Emblem Editions: August 1999

ISBN Number: 0771041837

ISBN Number 13: 9780771041839

Binding: Trade Paperback

Book Condition: Used - Acceptable

Seller ID: 366333

Description: Light edge and cover wear. Upper corner creased and curling. Creases to spine. Domestic orders shipped with USPS tracking numbers.