A Season in the Life of Emmanuel

byMarie-claire BlaisIllustratorMary Meigs Translated byDerek Coltman

April 1, 2009|
A Season in the Life of Emmanuel by Marie-claire Blais
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Following the life of newborn infant, Emmanuel, this great contemporary novel of Quebec exposes a painful history central to the new consciousness that emerged in the 1960s known as “the quiet revolution.” The story of Emmanuel and his 15 brothers and sisters spotlights the grinding poverty under the mental regime of the Catholic Church at its least enlightened and most inescapable. This insightful narrative documents the hardships and cruelties of their social condition with dark humor and passionate imagination as they endeavor to survive harsh schools, dreary convents, and hunger.
Marie-Claire Blais is the author of more than 20 novels, 5 plays, and collections of poetry and short stories. She is the recipient of the Prix France-Canada and the prestigious Prix Médicis and was the first North American writer invited to join Belgium''s prestigious Academy of French Language and Literature. She lives...
Title:A Season in the Life of Emmanuel
Product dimensions:164 pages, 9 X 6 X 0.5 in
Shipping dimensions:164 pages, 9 X 6 X 0.5 in
Published:April 1, 2009
Appropriate for ages:All ages
ISBN - 13:9781550961188

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