Hunting for the Mississippi

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  • Paru le : 01/04/2016
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The year is 1684. Young Eustache Bréman leaves a life of misery begging on the streets of France for a second chance in the New World with his mom, his... > Lire la suite
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The year is 1684. Young Eustache Bréman leaves a life of misery begging on the streets of France for a second chance in the New World with his mom, his sweetheart Marie-Élisabeth, and Marie-Élisabeth's family. But life is tough, with plenty more tragedy and disappointment to come on Cavelier De La Salle's ill-fated expedition to the Mississippi. Mutinous leaders, bloodthirsty freebooters, a hostile Karankawa nation and the wild Gulf Coast bayous make for heartbreaking adventure.
Weaving real historical events into the day-to-day concerns of a young boy, this action-packed novel poses some troubling questions along the way. Will God answer Eustache's prayers? Will young love conquer all? Or will the men's true nature be revealed and bring about their downfall?
  • Date de parution : 01/04/2016
  • Editeur : Baraka Books
  • ISBN : 978-1-77186-074-1
  • EAN : 9781771860741
  • Format : PDF
  • Nb. de pages : 210 pages
  • Caractéristiques du format PDF
    • Pages : 210
    • Taille : 16 691 Ko
    • Protection num. : Digital Watermarking
Camille Bouchard transports readers, young and old, across continents and epochs. He never stops writing and travelling. Governor General's award winner and a five-time finalist, he is the author of more than 80 novels for readers of all ages. Some works appear on international selection lists, including the White Ravens International List of Honor. Hunting for the Mississippi is Bouchard's first book to appear in English. "A literary phenomenon." Le Devoir.
"A leader in historical fiction." La Presse. "Exciting and daring." "A remarkably gifted story-teller", CBC/Radio-Canada. "Hunting for the Mississippi captivates readers from beginning to end . Readers 14 and up will discover both history and human frailty." Le Devoir, Montreal Peter McCambridge is a professional translator. He has an MA in Modern Languages from Cambridge University. His MA thesis is on the Montreal Canadiens and popular culture in Quebec. Peter McCambridge translated I HATE HOCKEY by François Barcelo (Baraka 2011).
He also won the John Dryden Translation Prize

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