What happens in the small prairie town of Tuckahoe? An irresponsible drifter fakes a unique illness to break an engagement . . . a preacher stops a feud by performing an impromptu wedding . . . a minister’s wife rescues a young man from the threat of blindness . . . a woman scandalizes a town by naming her children after different fathers . . . a schoolteacher finds love on a woodpile . . . a wanted man starts a new life in a piano box . . . and a hen-pecked husband repairs his marriage by getting drunk and losing his money. Neil McKinnon’s debut collection kicks up some dust, skews small town hokum, and offers a wrap on the knuckles for the individuals of the classic prairie town of Tuckahoe. Thoughout the desperation and adversity rides an undercurrent of sly humour.
Nominated for the 2007 Stephen Leacock Memorial Medal for Humour