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Roch Carrier's La Guerre Trilogyby Roch Carrier
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Roch Carriers La Guerre trilogy is a vital, moving, and assured portrait of life in Quebec.
This volume includes:
La Guerre, Yes Sir! A surrealist fable set in rural Quebec during WWI. Canadian Literature greeted its first appearance in these terms: It is the French-Canadian writer Roch Carrier who comes closest to the significance, power, and artistry of Faulkner at his best . . . He might well be able to do for French Canada what Faulkner did for the American South."
Floralie, Where Are You? In the second installment, Carrier reaches back to the wedding night of the Corriveau parents, whom we first meet in La Guerre, Yes Sir!. Once again, a single night expands until it becomes a world in itself. But this time it is a very different concoction, mingling desire and guilt, nightmare and fantasy, as Anthymo drives Floralie back to his village through the forest.
Is It the Sun, Philibert? In the final installment, Young Philibert hitchhikes down to Montreal to make his fortune, and meets a different world. As he scrambles from job to job, he discovers a new Quebec — urban, industrial,
About the Author
Roch Carrier was born in 1937 in Sainte-Justine-de-Dorchester, Québec. He is the author of more than fifteen novels and numerous childrens books, short story collections, poetry collections, and plays. He was director of the Canada Council for the Arts from 1994 to 1997, and he served as the National Librarian of Canada from 1999 to 2004. Carrier is a Fellow of the Royal Society of Canada and an Officer of the Order of Canada. He lives in Montreal.
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