It’s 1880 in Lucan Biddulph, and young Bridget has moved to Canada for a chance at a better life. She soon realizes however, that while she doesn’t have to worry about hunger and poverty, she now faces a different set of problems. Ones that are just as deadly.
Divided into several parts, the narrative of the poems follows Bridget Donnelly into death where she becomes a ghost to watch the trial and acquittal of her mur- derers. Poignantly written, and beautifully tragic, Mary Ann Mulhern is at the height of her writing prowess as she weaves this story of a community divided by hate and driven to the ultimate crime, one for which no justice was served.