Just Fine by France DaigleJust Fine by France Daigle

Just Fine

byFrance Daigle

Paperback | November 3, 1999

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Just Fine traces the mishaps and misadventures of a conflicted agoraphobe: a woman psychologically restricted to a life indoors but spiritually inclined to wander the meadows, roads, and community beyond the house and river of her youth.

Her struggle assumes historic proportions when her neighbours dream of their own escapes from the insular, predictable cadences of life in Acadia: Camil changes his name; Terry embarks on a voyage of discovery; Carmen studies exotic river deltas; Elizabeth searches for a transcendent love; and the agoraphobe, dreams of travelling to Paris and telling her story to a French television star. The course of their endeavours, like the river that dominates their town, twists and turns.

In its brilliant collage of river lore, art history, astrology, and mythology France Daigle's rich and witty novel journeys beyond the cultural, psychological, and literary bounds within which its characters live and leads us to where history, fantasy, and memory collide. This is the initial work in the trilogy which also includes A Fine Passage and Life's Little Difficulties.

France Daigle is the author of eleven novels, including Real Life, 1953, A Fine Passage, Life's Little Difficulties, and Just Fine, which won the France Acadie Prize, the Prix Éloize, and the Prix Antonnie-Maillet-Acadie Vie. She lives in Moncton New Brunswick.
Title:Just FineFormat:PaperbackDimensions:160 pages, 8.5 × 5.56 × 0.47 inPublished:November 3, 1999Publisher:House Of Anansi Press IncLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0887846394

ISBN - 13:9780887846397

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Originally published in French, Prix France-Acadie winner France Daigle’s novel Pas pire is now available for English readers. Both funny and moving, this story is set in the small Acadian town of Dieppe and records the adventures and obstacles of a uniquely conflicted woman. Although agoraphobic and psychologically imprisoned indoors, her spirit yearns to roam the meadows, roads and community beyond the house and river of her childhood. Translated by Robert Majzels, Just Fine is an unforgettable and beautiful expression of human vulnerability.