Elle

byDouglas GloverAfterword byLawrence Mathews

September 7, 2007|
Elle by Douglas Glover
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Winner, Governor General''s Award for Fiction
Shortlisted, IMPAC Dublin Literary Award and Commonwealth Writers'' Prize

A 16th-century belle turned Robinson Crusoe, a female Don Quixote with an Inuit Sancho Panza — this is the heroine of the novel that won the 2003 Governor General's Award. Elle is a lusty, subversive riff on the discovery of the New World, the moment of first contact.

Based on what might be a true story, the novel chronicles the ordeals and adventures of a young French woman marooned on the desolate Isle of Demons during Jacques Cartier's ill-fated third and last attempt to colonize Canada.

In this new readers' guide edition, Douglas Glover's carnal whirlwind of myth and story, of beauty and hilarity brings the past violently and unexpectedly into the present. His well-known scatological realism, exuberant violence, and dark, unsettling humour give his unique version of history a thoroughly modern chill.

Douglas Glover was recipient of the 2006 Writers'' Trust of Canada Timothy Findley Award for his body of work. His bestselling novel Elle won the Governor-General''s Award and was a finalist for the International IMPAC Dublin Literary Award. A Guide to Animal Behaviour was a finalist for the 1991 Governor-General''s Award, and 16 Categ...
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Title:ElleFormat:PaperbackProduct dimensions:226 pages, 8.5 X 5.52 X 0.52 inShipping dimensions:226 pages, 8.5 X 5.52 X 0.52 inPublished:September 7, 2007Publisher:Goose Lane EditionsLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0864924925

ISBN - 13:9780864924926

Appropriate for ages: All ages

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