Frank Macdonald to launch second novel ‘A Possible Madness’

July 24, 2011

Award-winning novelist Frank Macdonald is set to launch his latest and much-awaited novel in Inverness, Cape Breton, later this month.

‘A Possible Madness’  set in the fictional town of Shean, a Cape Breton coal-mining town deals with a community struggling with its past and its future,” says

best-selling author Alistair MacLeod, “something Macdonald manages with great sensitivity. It’s a novel about change and those caught up in its vortex,” he said.

Macdonald has a reputation for strong character development in his writing. In this novel, “the characters are a combination of the thoughtless and the fearful, but all of them are of good heart,” says McLeod. “Frank Macdonald cares deeply about them both.”

In a recent interview in The Chronicle Herald (July 10, 2011), Frank Macdonald says that while he doesn’t have the answers, A Possible Madness asks whether or not the price is too high.

A Possible Madness will be in stores July 20, and will be officially launched in Frank Macdonald’s hometown of Inverness on the evening of July 25, at the Inverness County Centre for the Arts.

 Macdonald’s first novel A Forest for Calum was long-list­ed for the 2007 IMPAC International Dublin Literary Award  A Possible Madness is his second novel.

 Excerpt taken from the CB Post

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