From the Back Cover:
Praise for Anne Hébert’s writing:
“Kamouraska puts Anne Hébert in the front rank of contemporary novelists.” La Croix
Passionate and evocative, Kamouraska is based on a real love-triangle murder that took place in Canada in 1840, a poetic and terrifying tableau of the life of Elisabeth d’Aulnières. Slowly and skillfully Anne Hébert reveals Elizabeth’s mysterious past: her marriage to Antoine Tassy, squire of Kamouraska, his violent murder, her passion for George Nelson, an American doctor who cares for her during an illness. A novel of great power, Kamouraka is a timeless retelling of the age-old story of a woman’s commitment to an ideal love.