The Road Past Altamont

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McClelland & Stewart, Jan 5, 2010 - Fiction - 155 pages
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In The Road Past Altamont, Roy daringly returns to the same characters and the nearly identical timespan of Street of Riches, but by looking at her subjects with an entirely fresh vision, she creates a wholly new and deeply personal story of young Christine’s decision to become a writer.

This haunting and poignant tale weaves a delicate but substantial network of impressions, emotions, and human relationships.


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GABRIELLE ROY -- author of The Tin Flute, Where Nests the Water Hen, The Road Past Altamont, The Cashier, Children of My Heart, and many other books -- was a three-time winner of the Governor General's Award; she also won the Prix Femina, the Prix David, the Prix Duvernay, the Molson Award, and the Canada Council Medal for outstanding cultural achievement.

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