Publisher:House of Anansi Press, 2005Note: This book was purchased with support from the Government of Canada's Social Development Partnerships Program - Disability Component.
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.Subject(s): Québec--Montréal | Arson | Quebec | Catholic church buildings | Nativité de la Bienheureuse Vierge Marie (Parish : Cornwall, Ont.) | Fires--Casualties | French-Canadian fictionOriginal Publisher: [S.l.], House of Anansi Press IncLanguage(s): English