Tales from Dog Island

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Tales from Dog Island

Tales from Dog Island
Killick Press
6 x 9
# of pages:
320 pages
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$ 5.00

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    Translated from the French-language to English, this work of fiction, based on fact, tells the story of Victor Lemetayer who, at 18 years of age, has had enough of life on the family farm in Brittany, France. He dreams of wide open spaces and of freedom. One morning he makes a bold move: discreetly he gets ready and boards the Beloved, a fishing schooner bound for Newfoundland. Soon, in his wake, follows Marie-Joseph Menard, the prettiest girl of the county. She has never seen the sea, yet she will follow him all the way to Dog Island on the other side of the Atlantic Ocean. Four generations later, Marie-Jo's great grand-daughter, Francoise Enguehard, retraces the voyage of her ancestors and tells the history of the fishermen who, at the turn of the century, fished the Grand Banks of Newfoundland or settled in the islands of Saint-Pierre et Miquelon.

  • About the Author

    Francoise Enguehard

    Francoise Enguehard was born on the French islands of Saint-Pierre et Miquelon, a few miles from the shores of Newfoundland. She left the islands at the age of sixteen to continue her studies in Canada. She settled in Newfoundland and has worked as a television and radio reporter for Radio-Canada, the French arm of the CBC. She recently released her first children's novel.

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