The Road Past Altamont (Paperback)
  • The Road Past Altamont (Paperback)
zoom

The Road Past Altamont (Paperback)

(author), (translator)
£8.99
Paperback 147 Pages / Published: 01/12/1993
  • We can order this

Usually dispatched within 3 weeks

  • This item has been added to your basket
First published in French in 1966, The Road Past Altamont pierces to the heart of a child's world, craeting a delicate, yet substantial network of impressions, emotions, and relationships. In her writing, Gabrielle Roy allowed "nothing extraneous or false to stand," according to the translator, Joyce Marshall. The literary style of Roy, whose fiction reflects her childhood on the Canadian prairie, has often been compared to that of Willa Cather. The Road Past Altamont takes a sensitive French-Canadian girl, Christine, from childhood innocence to maturity. Four connected stories reveal profound moments during her early years in the vastness of Manitoba. Christine's testament to Grandmother's creative power, her great adventure with an old gentleman at Lake Winnipeg and her clandestine one with a crude family of movers, her journey through time and space with aging Maman-all these characters and events convey Gabrielle Roy's preoccupation with childhood and old age, the passage of time and mystery of change, and the artist's relation to the world.

Publisher: University of Nebraska Press
ISBN: 9780803289482
Number of pages: 147
Weight: 199 g
Dimensions: 203 x 133 x 13 mm


MEDIA REVIEWS
"A consummate artist . . . Miss Roy communicates masterfully, with a beauty which is quite indescribable."-Toronto Star * Toronto Star *
"[This] book is quite outside the trend of modern fiction. . . . Yet, with a craft so adroit that it seems like instinct itself, it lights up many thoroughfares of the human heart. . . . Miss Roy takes the very pulse of wonder, love, aging, the dividends of solitude, the interweaving of generations."-New York Times Book Review * New York Times Book Review *

You may also be interested in...

After the Party
Added to basket
£8.99   £6.99
Paperback
Lethal White
Added to basket
£20.00   £13.99
Hardback
The Sixteen Trees of the Somme
Added to basket
£8.99   £6.99
Paperback
If Cats Disappeared From The World
Added to basket
Crazy Rich Asians
Added to basket
£7.99   £5.99
Paperback
An Unsuitable Match
Added to basket
£7.99   £5.99
Paperback
Into the Water
Added to basket
£7.99   £5.99
Paperback
Uncommon Type
Added to basket
£8.99   £6.99
Paperback
Norse Mythology
Added to basket
£8.99   £6.99
Paperback
I Invited Her In
Added to basket
£7.99   £5.99
Paperback
Conversations with Friends
Added to basket
£8.99   £6.99
Paperback
Eleanor Oliphant is Completely Fine
Added to basket
Killing Commendatore
Added to basket
£20.00   £15.99
Hardback
Winter
Added to basket
£8.99   £6.99
Paperback
Anatomy of a Scandal
Added to basket
£7.99   £5.99
Paperback
Snap
Added to basket
£8.99   £6.99
Paperback

Reviews

Please sign in to write a review

Your review has been submitted successfully.