From a lifetime of collecting, Ron Caplan offers tales from the rare complex of Cape Breton Island. From a grim sealing trek to a mother's courage in a windstorm, to memories of drunken hens, to a shark attack. Mackerel fishermen bag a huge tuna, and an itinerant butcher chases a wild cow. The book includes fables from the island's Czech, Pakistani, and Lebanese heritage in among stories from the Gaelic, French and Mi'kmaq traditions. Good solid reading in one lasting collection!