Kamouraska, Anne Hebert. Translated by Norman Shapiro. Musson, 1973. First english translation.
Vintage hardcover with dust jacket. Jacket in good condition; small chip to edge. Some light wear to edges of jacket spine. Grey boards are clean, binding tight. Previous owner's signature and book plate embossing on first page. No other markings inside. Very good condition.
Anne Hébert was a French Canadian poet, novelist, and short story writer. She spent most of her adult life in Paris. Her novels are psychological examinations of violence, rebellion, and the quest for personal freedom.
"A classic of Canadian literature by the great Québécois 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." (From House of Anansi)