The Land God Gave to Cain

The Land God Gave to Cain

A Novel of Labrador

Book - 1978
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Publisher: London : Collins, 1978, c1958
ISBN: 9780002214506
0002214504
Branch Call Number: INN
Characteristics: 254, [1] p. ;,21 cm

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Sep 25, 2013

The author visited the Quebec North Shore & Labrador Railroad during its construction so the description of the construction work and the Labrador landscape is accurate and vivid. As well, the early 1900s expedition that ended in privation and death, that is woven into this 1950s mystery, is based on a real life incident (see Similar Titles). This story is a real page-turner!

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Sep 25, 2013

Between 1951 and 1954, the Quebec North Shore & Labrador Railway was constructed between the port of Sept-Îles, Quebec, on the north shore of the St. Lawrence River, to the northern iron ore mining community of Schefferville, Quebec, a distance of 359 miles (578 km). In the fall of 1953 a seriously injured bush pilot staggers out of the bush and reveals to a construction crew that his Beaver float plane crashed and the two prospector passengers died . But a few days later an amateur radio operator in England picks up a distress message from the crash site. The radio operator's son is swept into the mystery and flies across the Atlantic Ocean to find out why the prospector has been abandoned. The mystery grows as the characters involved appear to have links to an early 1900s expedition into central Labrador that ended in tragedy too.

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