With an Introduction by Colm TÃ³ibÃn
"Moore is at the height of his considerable powers as a narrator."
Black Robe is the powerful tale of a Jesuit missionary's struggles with the fierce natives of an unforgiving landâ”and with the heavy burden of his own unforgiving conscience. Set in seventeenth-century Canadaâ”an untamed country claimed by the French, controlled by the Jesuits, but belonging to the nativesâ”Father Laforgue sets out on his mission sustained by his faith and his dreams of martyrdom. He is severely tested by the demands of the wilderness, his encroaching deafness, and the temptations of the flesh, but, ultimately, his is a story of survival and triumph. Black Robe is a tale of adventure and defiance, faith and betrayal, passion and perversity. And, above all, it is a tale of the survival of the human spirit.close this panel