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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LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - LynnB - LibraryThing
This novel has been called a glimpse into rural, poor, Quebec society. It has also been called a parody. It certainly is a tale of the hardships of a large family whose children suffer abuse ... Read full review
LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - ilovecookies - LibraryThing
This book is a sad and disturbing story of a large Quebec family's struggle to survive. As one critic stated "..it is not a pleasant novel." But I found its poeticness and bleakness quite riveting ... Read full review