NCL 40 – The Cashier by Gabrielle Roy


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The Cashier by Gabrielle Roy (New Canadian Library N40)

Series Two

From the Back Cover:

The themes of The Cashier are myriad and modern: the alienation of modern man faced problems too big either to control or to ignore, the struggle to maintain a separate identity in the oppressive indifference of urban society, and, reaching deep into Canadian life, the contrast between the loneliness of that society and the peace of solace of the wilderness.

In Alexandre Chenevert, the cashier trapped by his narrow environment and acutely aware of his loneliness, Gabrielle Roy has created a memorable and poignant picture of an ordinary man and his attempts to transcend his circumstances and his fate.


The Cashier by Gabrielle Roy (New Canadian Library) front coverSeries Four

From the Back Cover:

In Alexandre Chenevert, the Montreal bank teller trapped by his narrow environment and acutely aware of his loneliness, Gabrielle Roy has created a vivid and poignant portrait of an ordinary man and his attempts to transcend his circumstances and his fate.

Set in 1947 amid the crumbled dreams of the post-War world, and drawing on modern themes of personal alienation and of the restorative force of nature, THE CASHIER is a tour de force of characterization and empathy by a literary virtuoso.

“An unforgettable story of Montreal… Remarkable for its truth and quiet power.” – The New York Times Book Review


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