A Secret Between Us

byDaniel PoliquinTranslated byDon Winkler

July 12, 2007|
A Secret Between Us by Daniel Poliquin
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When young Lusignan sets off from Ottawa to the First World War with the Princess Patricia''s Canadian Light Infantry, he has already survived a tragicomic Catholic childhood and a writing career that has brought him both acclaim and disgrace. Shortly before the men depart for Europe, Lusignan has an encounter with a fellow officer, the aristocratic Essiambre d''Argenteuil, that proves to be the defining moment of his life.

Returning from Europe a hollow man, Lusignan keeps the memory alive by shadowing Amalia Driscoll, a woman whose strait-laced proprieties were challenged by this same d''Argenteuil. He encounters Concorde, the untutored young maid struggling to get by in the Flats district of Ottawa, and the Capuchin monk Father Mathrun, who longs for martyrdom in a foreign land. Providing the backdrop to Poliquin''s incisive character study is a vivid evocation of a pivotal era in Canadian history.

Daniel Poliquin is one of Canada’s leading francophone writers. The author of nearly a dozen books in French, mainly novels and short story collections, he holds Master’s degrees in both German and Comparative Literature, and a doctorate in French Literature. The award-winning author is also a Chevalier in the Ordre de la...
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Title:A Secret Between Us
Format:Paperback
Product dimensions:304 pages, 8 X 3 X 1 in
Shipping dimensions:304 pages, 8 X 3 X 1 in
Published:July 12, 2007
Publisher:Douglas And McIntyre (2013) Ltd.
Language:English
Appropriate for ages:All ages
ISBN - 13:9781553652724

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