The Cashier, Gabrielle Roy. New Canadian Library.
Gabrielle Roy was a French-Canadian writer. She is considered by many to be one of the most important Francophone writers in Canadian history and one of the most influential Canadian authors.
"The themes of The Cashier are myriad and modern: the alienation of modern man faced with problems too big either to control or to ignore, the struggle to maintain a separate identity in the oppressive indifference of urban society, and, reaching deep into Canadian life, the contrast between the loneliness of that society and the peace of solace of the wilderness" (from back cover).