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Tinker and Blue, A Novel

Available in many bookstores and on-line. Also available for your e-reader from Kobo, Kindle store and Apple iTunes. International customers can find the book on Amazon (ANZO: thenile.com.au)

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Funny. Smart.

“full of irony and wit, well-plotted and fast-paced….” Chronicle Herald

“A rollicking road trip during their own Summer of Love, Tinker and Blue are who Kerouac and Cassady could’ve been … had they been born Catholic in Cape Breton! It’s On the Road in tartan vernacular.”

Ron James,

The Ron James Show

Click to view a series of interviews with Frank Macdonald

Frank Macdonald’s reputation for colourful characters, subtle satire and social conscience is omnipresent in the hilarious adventures of Cape Breton pals Tinker and Blue in late-’60s San Francisco.

At age 19 and 20, respectively, Tinker Dempsey and his oldest friend Blue figured it was time they followed generations of Cape Bretoners and crossed the Canso Causeway, if for no other reason than to find a few stories they could call their own when their wandering ways brought them back home. It had been Blue’s idea to drive their fourth-hand 1957 push-button Plymouth out to San Fran­cisco to check out the famed Haight-Ashbury district.

What they found was much more than they – and San Francisco – bargained for.

Hitchhiking hippies, homespun humour, wit and wisdom, troubles in love and trouble with the law converge to make Tinker and Blue a funny and clever flashback that only Frank Macdonald could imagine.

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