A Season in the Life of Emmanuel

A Season in the Life of Emmanuel

Book - 2008
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Following the life of newborn infant, Emmanuel, this great contemporary novel of Quebec exposes a painful history central to the new consciousness that emerged in the 1960s known as "the quiet revolution." The story of Emmanuel and his 15 brothers and sisters spotlights the grinding poverty under the mental regime of the Catholic Church at its least enlightened and most inescapable. This insightful narrative documents the hardships and cruelties of their social condition with dark humor and passionate imagination as they endeavor to survive harsh schools, dreary convents, and hunger.
Publisher: Holstein, Ont. : Exile Editions, 2008.
ISBN: 9781550961188
Branch Call Number: BLA
Characteristics: xiii, 160 pages :,illustrations --.
Additional Contributors: Coltman, Derek


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Nov 09, 2017

A doomed prophetic poet, perverted churchmen, delinquent boys and great poverty; striking in its scenes but it so disconnected and undeveloped; I didn't like it, and had to put some effort into finishing it.

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