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The Immaculate Conception

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  • Publisher:
    House of Anansi Press, 2005
    Note: This book was purchased with support from the Government of Canada's Social Development Partnerships Program - Disability Component.

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    2005
    Summary:

    East-end Montreal in the mid-1920s. A popular restaurant is razed by an arsonist. Seventy-five people perish in the inferno. While strolling with his wheelchair-ridden father, a man furtively salvages a charred icon from the ruins. He is Remouald Tremblay, a self-effacing bank clerk whose pocket holds a treasured rabbit's foot and whose memory contains an unspeakable hell. Originally published in 1994 as L'Immaculee conception, this is the novel that established Gaetan Soucy as a powerful new literary force in Quebec. In it, he echoes the writing of Edgar Allan Poe and Fyodor Dostoevsky. Immaculate Conception was shortlisted for the Giller Prize in 2006.

    Original Publisher: [S.l.], House of Anansi Press Inc
    Language(s): English