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The Resource A crossing of hearts, Michel Tremblay ; translated by Sheila Fischman

A crossing of hearts, Michel Tremblay ; translated by Sheila Fischman

Label
A crossing of hearts
Title
A crossing of hearts
Statement of responsibility
Michel Tremblay ; translated by Sheila Fischman
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
  • eng
  • fre
  • eng
Summary
August 1915. Montréal is stifled by a heat wave while war rages in Europe. The three Desrosiers sisters--Tititte, Teena, and Maria-- had been planning a whole week of vacation in the mountains, doing nothing but gossip, laugh, drink, and overeat while basking in the sun. Maria had decided to leave her children, Nana and Théo, in Montréal, in the care of a neighbour ... but gives in and takes her children along on the week-long trip to the Laurentian Mountains to visit family. As the reader views the journey through young Nana's eyes, we come to understand the impoverished circumstances they leave behind in Montréal only to find poverty ever more present in the country. Yet there it is surrounded by mountains, reflected in a lovely lake, and the blue sky gives them a moment of respite. ... Encounters with rural relatives crystallize young Nana's true feelings for her mother, as confidences and family secrets fuse day into night. The novel further develops the character of Maria so that we understand her motivations more fully, and offers recognizable nods to the history of Quebec and the dynamics of the family under the strictures of the Catholic church
Member of
Cataloging source
YDX
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1942-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Tremblay, Michel
Dewey number
C843/.54
Index
no index present
Literary form
fiction
Series statement
The Desrosiers diaspora novel series
Series volume
3
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Families
  • French-Canadians
  • Family vacations
  • World War, 1914-1918
  • Catholic families
  • Laurentian Mountains (Quebec)
  • Québec (Province)
Target audience
adult
Label
A crossing of hearts, Michel Tremblay ; translated by Sheila Fischman
Instantiates
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
22 cm.
Extent
196 pages
Isbn
9781772010114
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
  • ocn959038202
  • (OCoLC)959038202
Label
A crossing of hearts, Michel Tremblay ; translated by Sheila Fischman
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
22 cm.
Extent
196 pages
Isbn
9781772010114
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
  • ocn959038202
  • (OCoLC)959038202

Library Locations

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