BRIDE OF NEW FRANCE

By: DESROCHERS, SUZANNE

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VG TRADE PB HISTORICAL FICTION [DESROCHERS, SUZANNE]


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In 1669, Laure Beausejour, an orphan imprisoned with prostitutes, the insane and other forgotten women in Paris' infamous Salpetriere, is sent across the Atlantic to New France as a "Fille du roi." Laure once dreamed with her best friend Madeleine of using her needlework stills to become a seamstress on the Rue Saint-HonorE and to one day marry a gentleman. The King, however, needs French women in his new colony and he finds a fresh supply in the city's largest orphanage. Laure and Madeleine know little of the place called New France, except for stories of ferocious winters and men who eat the hearts of French priests. To be banished to Canada is a punishment worse than death.

Bride of New France explores the challenges of coming into womanhood in a brutal time and place. From the moment she arrives in Ville-Marie (Montreal), Laure is expected to marry and produce children with a French soldier who can himself barely survive the harsh conditions of his forest cabin. But Laure finds, through her clandestine relationship with Deskaheh, an allied Iroquois, a sense of the possibilities in this New World.

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What happens to a woman who attempts to make her own life choices in such authoritative times?
""Bride of New France" is a beautiful debut novel that explores a fascinating chapter in Canadian history.

Title: BRIDE OF NEW FRANCE

Author Name: DESROCHERS, SUZANNE

Categories: Literature, Fiction, Short Story Collections and Author Bios,

Publisher: BLACKWELL NORTH AMERICA:

ISBN Number: 0143173383

ISBN Number 13: 9780143173380

Binding: Trade Paperback

Book Condition: GOOD / VERY GOOD

Seller ID: 199426

Keywords: VG TRADE PB HISTORICAL FICTION,