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The road past Altamont by Roy, Gabrielle

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Published by McClelland & Stewart in Toronto .
Written in English

Subjects:

  • French-Canadian fiction,
  • Fiction

Book details:

Edition Notes

Translation of: La route d"Altamont.

StatementGabrielle Roy ; translated by Joyce Marshall ; with an afterword by Joyce Marshall
SeriesThe new Canadian library, New Canadian library
ContributionsMarshall, Joyce, 1913-2005
Classifications
LC ClassificationsPS8535.O95 R613 2010
The Physical Object
Pagination155 p. ;
Number of Pages155
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL25574671M
ISBN 100771094248
ISBN 109780771094248
OCLC/WorldCa435873132

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  The Road Past Altamont, the last story in the book, is the most delicately poignant, as Christine and Maman drive together across the prairie to visit relatives on the outskirts of the Pembina Hills, the only “mountains” in southern Manitoba. Maman yearns for the hills, but as there is no road into them, she fears she will never walk among them, so when Christine inadvertently take a wrong . Road Past Altamont, Paperback by Roy, Gabrielle; Marshall, Joyce (TRN), ISBN , ISBN , Brand New, Free shipping in the US First published in French in , The Road Past Altamont pierces to the heart of a child's world, creating a delicate, yet substantial network of impressions, emotions, and relationships/5().   First published in French in , The Road Past Altamont pierces to the heart of a child's world, craeting a delicate, yet substantial network of impressions, emotions, and relationships. In her writing, Gabrielle Roy allowed "nothing extraneous or false to 4/4(1). In The Road Past Altamont, Roy daringly returns to the same characters and the nearly identical timespan of Street of Riches, but by looking at her subjects with an entirely fresh vision, she creates a wholly new and deeply personal story of young Christine’s decision to become a :