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The Governor's Daughter #2020

The Governor's Daughter By Paule Constant Betsy Wing The Governor s Daughter The Governor s Daughter is an extraordinary tale of innocence adrift in a monstrous world Set just after World War I in the French penal colony in Cayenne French Guiana it is the story of Chr tienne
  • Title: The Governor's Daughter
  • Author: Paule Constant Betsy Wing
  • ISBN: 9780803214781
  • Page: 342
  • Format: Hardcover
  • The Governor's Daughter By Paule Constant Betsy Wing The Governor s Daughter is an extraordinary tale of innocence adrift in a monstrous world Set just after World War I in the French penal colony in Cayenne, French Guiana, it is the story of Chr tienne, the seven year old daughter of the colony s governor and his obsessively devout wife, whom the convicts acidly call the Mother of God Chr tienne s disarmingly clear viewThe Governor s Daughter is an extraordinary tale of innocence adrift in a monstrous world Set just after World War I in the French penal colony in Cayenne, French Guiana, it is the story of Chr tienne, the seven year old daughter of the colony s governor and his obsessively devout wife, whom the convicts acidly call the Mother of God Chr tienne s disarmingly clear view of the adults with whom she lives her pious parents and the notorious convicts in their charge is both hilarious and harrowing Her parents, driven by their desire for sainthood, subject Chr tienne and the prisoners alike to inhuman rigors and coldness Denied it by her family, the child finds human contact among the convicts, especially the Chinese murderer Tang Pervading all is the grotesque yet fascinating atmosphere of the penal colony and its colonial setting an atmosphere that we discover through the alert, inquisitive consciousness of a young girl Constant s portrayal of Chr tienne and her frightening life in the penal colony is unforgettable the work of a major literary, and satiric, talent.The Governor s Daughter is one of the most acclaimed French novels of recent years.
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    1. Paule Constant Betsy Wing

      Paule Constant est une crivaine fran aise, qui a pass une grande partie de sa vie l tranger Afrique, Asie et Am rique du Sud Depuis le 8 janvier 2013, elle est membre de l Acad mie Goncourt.Paule Constant is a French novelist, who spend many years abroad Africa, Asia and South America Since january, 8, 2013, she is a member of the Acad mie Goncourt.

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    1. this was recommended to me as a follow up to richard hughes fantastic a high wind in jamaica this is a low 3 out of 5 rating i d suggest abandoning it after about 60 pages, to be honest it gets off to a good start a bizarre, lyrical tale of a little girl growing up in a colonial penal colony in french guiana constant has a knack for rich descriptions the first few chapters read like a impressionistic gunter grass, maybe unfortunately, the book begins to lack focus beyond its stylistic confidenc [...]


    2. Chr tienne, a young child abandoned by her parents, discovers the life long convicts in Cayenne The exuberant nature of Guyana is terrible and nightmarish La fille du Gobernator is the despairing story of a childhood without love, without hope Paule Constant s writing is strong and fierce, and fits perfectly this ferocious tale.


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