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Warren Peace has tried to put his troubled past behind him, so he works at night, repossessing gravestones.  But, a series of handbills pasted to the lamp-posts on his street draws Warren into a relationship with his beautiful neighbour, and a story that compels him to confront a corrupt mining industry – one that drove him from his home and has wreaked havoc in its wake. Forced to confront his past, Warren becomes engrossed in the story of a small community in Guatemala that is coming to grips with the loss of children poisoned by a Canadian gold mining company. Warren’s journey takes him into the heart of struggle for justice that stretches from the Cape Breton roots of a rural mining town, through the Indian diaspora of Toronto to a burial site in Guatemala. Tailings of Warren Peace is a story of love, memory, the way the past haunts us and the power of solidarity to save us.


2014 Atlantic Book Awards Shortlist - Margaret and John Savage First 'Book Award

Tailings of Warren Peace

“Tailings of Warren Peace is a gripping tale that eerily reflects a disturbing reality in global politics. It takes the reader on a scintillating and mysterious journey that twists and turns from Canada to Guatemala, war to peace, and loss to love. This book is a celebration of the human spirit.“ — Garry Leech, author of Beyond Bogota



32 Oceanvista Lane, Black Point, NS B0J 1B0

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Adult Fiction​

Publisher: Roseway Publishing

ISBN: 9781552665152

Publication: March 2013

Binding: Paperback

Extent: 272 pages

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