A Season in the Life of Emmanuel

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McClelland & Stewart, May 1, 1992 - Fiction - 138 pages
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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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User 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

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User 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


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Marie-Claire Blais is the author of more than 20 books, including Mad Shadows and Nights in the Underground. She is the recipient of numerous awards such as the Governor General's Literary Award, the Prix France-Canada,  and the W. O. Mitchell Literary Prize. Richard Teleky is the author of Pack Up the Moon and the American Harold Ribalow prize-winning The Paris Years of Rosie Kamin.

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