The Confluence is the story of Kate Bradley who is haunted by the loss of her father in a wild British Columbia river and takes up residence in a remote part of France; of Alain Auberjean, a concert violinist who believes his father was a Resistance hero executed by the Nazis; and of the elderly and mysterious Madeleine Serault who fought with the Maquis during World War Two and now tries to protect a troubling secret in a small French village.In this compelling novel J.A. Wainwright explores the intersection of these three lives against a war-time background of violent betrayal and death. With the appearance of a Maquis traitor, the action moves towards a powerful climax and possible deliverance for those bound by their efforts to confront the past.
About the author
J. A. Wainwright has lived in Spain, Greece, and England, and for the last twenty years has lived in Nova Scotia where he teaches. He edited Notes for a Native Land, coedited Soundings, is the author of Moving Outward, The Requiem Journals, After the War, Flight of the Falcom: Scott's Journey to the South Pole 1910-1912, and Landscape and Desire: Poems Selected and New. He received a B.A. from the University of Toronto and an M.A. and Ph.D. in Canadian Literature from Dalhousie University where he is McCulloch Professor in English.