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A Caitlin Press title, no longer distributed by Harbour Publishing

ISBN 13: 978-1-894759-70-0
ISBN 10: 1-894759-70-2
Price: $16.95 CAD; $16.95 USD
6 x 9 - 144 pp
August 2011

Better the Devil You Know

Book Description

Set in Vancouver in 1907, Better the Devil You Know is the outrageous tale of three unique and curious characters: the small-time con man who passes himself off as an evangelical preacher, the scrawny street-worker 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 and 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.

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