- Paperback: 150 pages
- Publisher: Nabu Press (January 22, 2012)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 1272933350
- ISBN-13: 978-1272933357
- Product Dimensions: 7.4 x 0.3 x 9.7 inches
- Shipping Weight: 9.9 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
- Average Customer Review: 2 customer reviews
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The author is well aware of the wave of modernization, industrialisation and urbanisation sweeping Eastern Canada in the second half of the 19th century, and he realises that it will bring revolutionary change to heretofore quaint, traditional villages. So the stories are a look back to the rural Quebec of old from the turn of the century, with the first signs of urban intrusion carefully depicted, and though they are not condemned or regretted, a touch of nostalgia is hard to miss.
Present-day readers who care for this theme (as opposed to the purely literary attractions like impressive characters and the artful interweaving of stories)thus enjoy a double perspective, from the penultimate turn of the century as well as the last one. This work of art is thus also of considerable importance to the social historian.
Wolfgang Helbich, Schnepfenthal