NCL 120 – Windflower by Gabrielle Roy


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Windflower  was not included in Series One.


Windflower by Gabrielle Roy (New Canadian Library N120)Series Three

From the Back Cover:

A poignant study of the conflict between old ways and new ways–between Eskimo traditions and the values of modern society.

Windflower is the seventh novel by a writer whose genius belongs not only to Canadian literature but to the literature of the world. Here, Roy presents the story of a woman’s life–and a way of life–both uprooted by the spread of modern civilization and its thrust across cultural, social, and national boundaries. Roy’s gift for characterization and her superb insights give dramatic impact to this account of an Eskimo woman and the future she tries to build for her blond-haired, blue-eyed son.


Windflower by Gabrielle Roy (New Canadian Library) front coverSeries Four

From the Back Cover:

Set against the austere landscape of Northern Labrador, WINDFLOWER is the poignant story of Elsa Kumachuk, a young Inuit woman torn between two worlds by the birth of her blond-haired blue-eyed son. Unacknowledged by his father, an American GI, the child is welcomed into the Inuit community with astonishment and delight. Elsa, however, must come to terms with the conflicting values implied by her son’s dual heritage.

Gabrielle Roy’s last novel, WINDFLOWER is both a moving account of one woman’s tragic dilemma and a sensitive portrait of a society in transition.

 


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