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Strong Hollow

3.92 of 5 stars 3.92  ·  rating details  ·  25 ratings  ·  6 reviews
In her bold debut novel, Linda Little has crafted a story where music, creativity, and sexuality merge, as a young Nova Scotian carver embarks on a profound discovery of his sense of self. "Strong Hollow" tells the story of Jackson Bigney, a young man coping with a crippling past of repression, alcoholism, and poverty.

Failure seems built-in to Jackson's life. His father, a
Paperback, 280 pages
Published May 1st 2001 by Goose Lane Editions
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In her debut novel Linda Little tells the story of a reticent and socially backward young man named Jackson Bigney. Early in the novel Jackson finds the body of his hard-living, hard-drinking father in a ditch not far from the family home in rural Nova Scotia. The death of his father represents a turning point for Jackson and the rest of the Bigney family. Jackson's mother is left to run the farm and Jackson--who after enduring nineteen years of emotional and physical terrorism at the hands of h ...more
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Strong Book. I think this was her first novel, quite detailed and gripping and moving even. Love that she gets a hyper masculine closet case.
May 10, 2010 Fibrelady rated it 3 of 5 stars
Recommended to Fibrelady by: Cathie
Heart wrenching story of a man trying to find peace within himself and the joy he eventually found in an unexpected place.
started slow, grabbed me as I went along, Jackson is a good complex character -- I want to know how he makes out
Grim and beautiful.
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