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Fiction Literary

Atonement

by (author) Gaetan Soucy

translated by Sheila Fischman

Publisher
House of Anansi Press Inc
Initial publish date
Jan 1999
Category
Literary, Psychological
  • eBook

    ISBN
    9781770890688
    Publish Date
    Jan 1999
    List Price
    $16.95
  • Paperback / softback

    ISBN
    9780887847806
    Publish Date
    Aug 2007
    List Price
    $18.95

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Description

Atonement is Sheila Fischman's translation of Gaetan Soucy's brilliant novel, originally published in French as L'Acquittement.

Twenty years after leaving the tiny village of Saint Aldor, Louis Bapaume has come home to make amends. During that one blustery winter solstice day, between the railway station and the church where a funeral mass is underway, he meets old villagers, forgotten neighbours, and characters who are either imagined or real. But there's only one person he seeks: the von Croft twin he taught to read music and to whom he wants to atone.

Soucy creates a world where nothing is left to chance and the line between dream and reality is always shifting.

About the authors

Gaetan Soucy has written four novels to acclaim in Canada and abroad, including The Little Girl Who Was Too Fond of Matches, Atonement, Vaudeville, and The Immaculate Conception, which was a finalist for the 2006 Scotiabank Griller Prize and the Governor General's Literary Award for Translation. Soucy teaches philosophy and lives in Montreal.

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