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Twenty-One Cardinals

by Jocelyne Saucier, translated by Rhonda Mullins

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published: June 2015
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publisher: Coach House Books
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I wasn't yet born when the mine closed. There was dismay, despon­dency and wailing from the shacks, but not at our house. This was our moment. Northern Consolidated had just been tripped up by inter­national finance and was being dragged along behind the plum­meting price of zinc. It had reached the bottom and had wet itself. We weren’t going to shed any tears. Our mine had been returned to us.

The twenty-one children of the Cardinal family have congregated to celebrate their father, who discovered the mine around which their now-desolate town was built. As the siblings run wild, we discover that Angele, the only Cardinal with a penchant for happiness, is missing -- although everyone pretends not to notice. Why the silence? What secrets does the mine hold?

About the Authors

Jocelyne Saucier was born in New Brunswick and lives in Abitibi, Québec. Two of her previous novels, La vie comme une image (House of Sighs) and Jeanne sur les routes (Jeanne’s Road) were finalists for the Governor General’s Award. Il pleuvait des oiseaux (And the Birds Rained Down) garnered her the Prix des Cinq continents de la Francophonie, making her the first Canadian to win the award. The book was a CBC Canada Reads Selection in 2015.

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Jocelyne Saucier was born in New Brunswick and lives in Abitibi, Québec. Two of her previous novels, La vie comme une image (House of Sighs) and Jeanne sur les routes (Jeanne’s Road) were finalists for the Governor General’s Award. Il pleuvait des oiseaux (And the Birds Rained Down) garnered her the Prix des Cinq continents de la Francophonie, making her the first Canadian to win the award. The book was a CBC Canada Reads Selection in 2015.

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