A Season in the Life of Emmanuel
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.
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Review: A Season in the Life of EmmanuelUser Review - Megan Baxter - Goodreads
So, this certainly was a book. Part of the Canadian 100. Huh. It's...a little overwrought. Strange. Perhaps strangest of all was the introduction (not by the author) insisting that this book was not ... Read full review
Review: A Season in the Life of EmmanuelUser Review - Fran - Goodreads
Irreverent, sly, and deals with the saddest stuff--grinding poverty, illiteracy, many levels and types of abuse. Sheds piercing light on pre-Quiet Revolution Quebec. A breezy read through the eyes and ... Read full review