Acadissima - Essais et fiction (Paperback)
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Acadissima - Essais et fiction (Paperback)

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Published: 24/02/2021
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Acadia, 1917. In an Acadian seaside village, where life unfolds through its seasons and its struggles, in its beauty and its harshness, Jean-Baptiste, on the cusp of manhood, and the beautiful Angelaine are madly in love.

Overnight, their world turns upside down. Orphaned in a time of war, distraught, the young man enlists in the Canadian army and leaves the shores of his native Acadia and his beloved behind.

He thinks about leaving for the front, but finds himself in the spectacular mountains of Franche-Comte, roughly chopping wood day after day.

Against the backdrop of the enormous and little-known efforts of the Canadian and Acadian soldiers during the First World War in Jura, Franche Comte, Acadissima uncovers the power of the love that unites two young Acadians, despite the war, the distance and the struggles of life.

Published in French.

Publisher: University of Ottawa Press
ISBN: 9782760336537
Number of pages: 376
Dimensions: 203 x 127 mm


MEDIA REVIEWS

Plusieurs ecrivains ont decrit la contribution des soldats canadiens au front durant la Premiere Guerre mondiale. Le role des soldats-bucherons, lui, demeure passablement meconnu. Jean-Louis Grosmaire jette un savant eclairage sur cette realite [et] a effectue une recherche minutieuse et rigoureuse.

[...] Grosmaire decrit avec brio comment un village ressemble a une famille qui constamment s'observe, se jauge, se juge et se denigre.

[...] Jean-Louis Grosmaire excelle dans l'art de decrire les emotions et les sentiments qu'un jeune homme a tendance a taire.

-- Paul-Francois Sylvestre

On voit que le romancier s'est bien documente au prealable sur l'epoque qu'il decrit. [...] un roman emouvant.

-- Daniel Rolland

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