CANUCK & OTHER STORIES Rhea Cote Robbins, Editor

CANUCK & OTHER STORIES
CANUCK & OTHER STORIES
Item# ISBN 0-9668536-2-8
$18.99

This volume brings together three stories by Franco-American authors, published first in French and now available in English. "Canuck," by Camille Lessard Bissonnette and translated by Sue Huseman and Sylvie Charron, is a book which reflects the French Canadian immigration experience from a young woman's point of view. The protagonist, Vic, is a very modern young woman who sets out to accomplish many things in her new country, the U.S. The story is written in mixed genres, and includes elements of the culture in its compact and succinct storyline. "La Jeune Franco-Americaine" (The Young Franco-American), by Alberte Gastonquay and translated by Madeleine C. Pare Roy, is a story situated in Lewiston, Maine. First published in 1933, this is a study of the life of a young woman who is seeking her way in the world. She meets many suitors and comes to the conclusion of a satisfactory ending in the ways of traditional culture. "Francaises d'Amerique" (Frenchwomen of North America), by Corinne Rocheleau Rouleau and translated by Jeannine Bacon Roy, is a one-act play which features the heroines who helped settle New France. The play, commissioned by the Cercle Jeanne Mance of Worcester, MA in 1915, is an important historical document and a link to the lives of the woman who immigrated to New France. 2006 paperback, 278 pages.