About this book
Anne Hébert • Noah Richler
A classic of Canadian literature by the great Quebecoise 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.
Passionate and evocative, Kamouraska is the timeless story of one woman's destructive commitment to an ideal love. Translated into seven languages, Kamouraska won the Paris book prize and was made into a landmark feature film by Claude Jutra. This edition features a brilliant new introduction by Noah Richler.
About the Creators
Anne Hébert was born on August 1, 1916 in Quebec. When she died in January 2000, she was one of Canada's most highly acclaimed and successful literary stars.
Noah Richler is the acclaimed author of This is My Country, What's Yours? and What We Talk About When We Talk About War.