Mackerel Sky Book Summary and Study Guide

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St. Martin's, Oct 2004, 23.95, 272 pp.
ISBN: 0312330243

Guy Caple grew up in Montreal amongst a family known for typically being on the wrong side of the law: When he was sixteen, Guy panicked over the pregnancy of his older girlfriend Martine and fled to Boston when Isabelle was born.
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Two decades later, Guy returns to his hometown to meet the daughter he abandoned at birth and never met. He is a bit shocked to find Martine living with twenty-two years old Harry as she has for the past five years. He soon learns that his former girlfriend, her lover, and his daughter are running a counterfeiting ring. Fearing for Isabel's safety he plans to persuade the two human females to stop before they get caught, but instead joins their plans that fall apart as underground thugs want the quartet dead.

This is an amusing crime romp that will keep readers laughing and riveted as Guy and company go from one catastrophe to another. The four are delightful characters with each containing unique personalities that together make them inefficient and ineffective. The sexual encounters add to the sublime fast-paced Canadian counterfeit caper that never slows down until the final stunner.

Harriet Klausner

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Plot & Themes

Composition of Book descript. of violence and chases 10%Planning/preparing, gather info, debate puzzles/motives 40%Feelings, relationships, character bio/development 40%How society works & physical descript. (people, objects, places) 10% Tone of story    -   very upbeat Time/era of story:    -   2000+ (Present) Kid or adult book?    -   Adult or Young Adult Book The crook is....    -   commit white collar fraud or con Crime Thriller    -   Yes Is MAIN CHARACTER an EVIL criminal?    -   Yes

Main Character

Gender    -   Male Profession/status:    -   small businessman Age:    -   20's-30's Ethnicity/Race    -   White/American


The Americas (not US):    -   Yes The Americas:    -   Canada

Writing Style

Accounts of torture and death?    -   generic/vague references to death/punishment Amount of dialog    -   significantly more dialog than descript

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