A Season in the Life of Emmanuel
In her third and most powerful novel, Marie-Claire Blais explores, with sober compassion and realistic detail, a season in the life of Emmanuel, the sixteenth child of a poverty-stricken farmer’s family in rural Quebec.
First published in 1965, A Season in the Life of Emmanuel established Blais’s international reputation when it won the Prix France-Québec and the Prix Médicis of France. The novel has been translated into 13 languages.
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Review: A Season in the Life of Emmanuel (New Canadian Library)User Review - Natalie - Goodreads
I have now read this book twice because of the subtle humour that satisfies me so much. I shan't summarize because you can read the book yourself, but I will identify a couple of things that make this ... Read full review
Review: A Season in the Life of Emmanuel (New Canadian Library)User Review - Deodand - Goodreads
It would be very difficult for someone who is not French-Canadian to write this novel. The mood is quite authentic; I see that Blais was convent-educated herself and I think she knows even more than ... Read full review