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Jackrabbit Moon by Sheila McLeod Arnopoulos


Jackrabbit Moon explores the gritty underbelly of contemporary urban life, revealing the chasm between demonized media images and the everyday life of the undeducated poor. At the centre is 37-year-old Maggie MacKinnan, star reporter at the Montreal Tribune, who is wrenched from her life of respectability when she meets Nick, a young biker who has been arrested, along with his stripper wife, Eileen, for causing the death of their infant son. Covering the court case, Maggie is caught between her newspaper’s hunger for sensational child abuse stories and her own growing awareness that she must probe the world of strip bars, sweat shops, and petty break-and-enters if she is to find a different truth. It is a world of darkness she enters, but a world filled with people who remain so vibrantly alive, so filled with desire, that by the end the darkness itself is lifted, the characters transformed.

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A Novel





Ronsdale Press