A classic of Canadian literature by the great Quebecoise writer, Kamouraska is based on a real nineteenth-century love-triangle in rural Quebec. It paints a poetic and terrifying tableau of the life of Elisabeth d'Aulnieres: her marriage to Antoine Tassy, squire of Kamouraska; his violent murder; and her passion for George Nelson, an American doctor.
Passionate and evocative, Kamouraska is the timeless story of one woman's destructive commitment to an ideal love. Translated into seven languages, Kamouraska won the Paris book prize and was made into a landmark feature film by Claude Jutra. This edition features a brilliant new introduction by Noah Richler.
Anne Hébert was born on August 1, 1916 in Sainte-Catherine-de-Fossambault, a small village 40 kilometres from Quebec City. When she died in January 2000, she was one of Canada's most highly acclaimed and successful literary stars.
Noah Richler is a former BBC and CBC radio producer and host, a podcaster (128 Sterling, for the House of Anansi), and author. He has won several National Magazine Awards and his first book, This is My Country, What’s Yours? (2006), was named one of the Top Ten Books of the Decade by Maclean’s magazine and won the 2007 B.C. Award for Canadian Non-Fiction. What We Talk About When We Talk About War (2012) was a Governor-General’s Literary Award finalist and was shortlisted for the Shaughnessy Cohen Award for Political Writing, as was The Candidate, Fear and Loathing on the Campaign Trail (2016), which was also nominated for a Stephen Leacock Award for humour.