Elle by Douglas Glover

Elle

byDouglas Glover, Lawrence Mathews

Kobo ebook | November 8, 2010

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A 16th-century belle turned Robinson Crusoe, a female Don Quixote with an Inuit Sancho Panza &#151 this is the heroine of the novel that won the 2003 Governor General&#146s 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&#146s ill-fated third and last attempt to colonize Canada. In this new readers&#146 guide edition, Douglas Glover&#146s 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.
Title:ElleFormat:Kobo ebookPublished:November 8, 2010Publisher:Goose Lane EditionsLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0864925611

ISBN - 13:9780864925619

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Rated 1 out of 5 by from As Queen Would Say.... ...."no no no no no no NO" I did not like it. Can you tell?
Date published: 2017-07-21
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Great read Definitely not for everyone - it gets rather odd partway through - but if you enjoy historical fiction and magic realism you'll enjoy it!
Date published: 2017-07-18
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Wonderful This is historical fiction at its finest.
Date published: 2017-01-13