A Gardener on the Moon

May 15, 2010|
A Gardener on the Moon by Carole Giangrande
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Overwhelmed by the illness of his wife Marie-Hélène, Pierre LeBlanc retreats into a hasty affair and recalls the breakup of his youthful relationship with Lorraine that began before the Second World War. He's swamped with memories: how in 1946, he left Massachusetts for his family's ancestral home in Quebec -- a Franco-American trying to escape both the devastation of his memories as a prisoner of war in the Philippines and the English language in which he recalled this experience. Only it's Montreal in 1970, and his wife's illness confronts Pierre with his unspoken terror of suffering and death. While he and Marie-Hélène are living apart, their daughter Danielle struggles to claim her dad's abandoned language and her American roots. Her prodding draws Pierre into an encounter with his first love, a meeting which helps him confront the unspoken sorrows and regrets of his life.
Born and raised in New York City and its suburbs, Carole Giangrande came to Canada to study at the University of Toronto. She's the author of An Ordinary Star and A Forest Burning (both novels), Missing Persons (a collection of short stories), and two non-fiction books. She worked for many years as a broadcast journalist for CBC Radio....
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Title:A Gardener on the Moon
Format:Paperback
Product dimensions:120 pages, 8.25 X 5.25 X 0 in
Shipping dimensions:120 pages, 8.25 X 5.25 X 0 in
Published:May 15, 2010
Publisher:Quattro Books
Language:English
Appropriate for ages:All ages
ISBN - 13:9781926802053

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