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A Caitlin Press title, no longer distributed by Harbour Publishing

ISBN 13: 978-0-920576-88-5
ISBN 10: 0-920576-88-5
Price: $18.95 CAD; $18.95 USD
6 x 9 - 160 pp

Better the Devil You Know

Book Description

Better the Devil You Know, set in Vancouver in 1907, centres on the picaresque adventures of a small-time con man who passes himself off as an evangelical preacher, the scrawny hooker whom he reluctantly befriends, and the five-year-old hellion left in his care by a former lady friend. In the course of their adventures, these three misfits become involved with a larcenous lingerie salesman, a Klondike miner bent on recovering his stolen poke, a madam intent on revenge for past wrongs, a pugilistic lady barkeep, two doctors determined to acquire a cadaver of their own, a handful of incompetent/ corrupt cops, and a piano teacher with reforming zeal. The pace is riotous, the action continuous, and nobody good or bad ever gets a break.