a rich poor life

By Marie Margis



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Set in rural eastern Ontario from the 1940s to the ’60s, A Rich Poor Life captures a time that will never be seen again. A mother of thirteen children lies dying after a botched, backstreet abortion. She begs her husband, “Promise me you’ll keep them all together.” Through dire poverty and numerous moves from farmhouse to farmhouse, a new wife and eight more children, Pop keeps his promise.


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National Library of Canada Cataloguing in Publication Data

Edition: First Canadian ed.
Publisher: Toronto: Life Rattle Press, 2013

A rich poor life / Marie Margis.

(New writers series , ISSN 1200-5266)
ISBN: 978-1-927023-55-6(pbk.)

I. Title.  II. Series: Life Rattle new writers series

PS8626.A7495R43 2013        C813'.6        C2013-905166-X