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Two Solitudes

Written by Hugh MaclennanHugh Maclennan Author Alert
Afterword by Robert KroetschRobert Kroetsch Author Alert
Category: Fiction
Format: Trade Paperback, 528 pages
Publisher: New Canadian Library
ISBN: 978-0-7710-9358-6 (0-7710-9358-6)

Pub Date: August 5, 2008
Price: $22.95

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Two Solitudes
Written by Hugh Maclennan, Afterword by Robert Kroetsch

Format: Trade Paperback
ISBN: 9780771093586
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First time in the New Canadian Library

“Northwest of Montreal, through a valley always in sight of the low mountains of the Laurentian Shield, the Ottawa River flows out of Protestant Ontario into Catholic Quebec. It comes down broad and ale-coloured and joins the Saint Lawrence, the two streams embrace the pan of Montreal Island, the Ottawa merges and loses itself, and the main-stream moves northeastward a thousand miles to sea.”

With these words Hugh MacLennan begins his powerful saga of Athanase Tallard, the son of an aristo-cratic French-Canadian tradition, of Kathleen, his beautiful Irish wife, and of their son Paul, who struggles to establish a balance in himself and in the country he calls home.

First published in 1945, and set mostly in the time of the First World War, Two Solitudes is a classic novel of individuals working out the latest stage in their embroiled history.


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About this Author

A major 20th century Canadian author, Hugh MacLennan was born in Glace Bay, Nova Scotia, in 1907. His seven novels and many essays and travel books present a chronicle of Canada that often mediates between the old world of its European cultural heritage and the new world of American vitality and materialism. Among his many honours, he won five Governor General’s Awards. Hugh MacLennan died in Montreal in 1990.


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