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The Resource Life in the court of Matane, Eric Dupont ; translated from the French by Peter McCambridge

Life in the court of Matane, Eric Dupont ; translated from the French by Peter McCambridge

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Life in the court of Matane
Title
Life in the court of Matane
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Eric Dupont ; translated from the French by Peter McCambridge
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  • eng
  • fre
  • eng
Summary
"Nadia Comaneci's gold-medal performance at the Olympic Games in Montreal in 1976 is the starting point for a whole new generation. Eric Dupont watches the performance on TV, mesmerized. The son of a police officer (Henry VIII) and a professional cook--as he likes to remind us--he grows up in the depths of the Quebec countryside with a new address for almost every birthday and little but memories of his mother to hang on to. His parents have divorced, and the novel's narrator relates his childhood, comparing it to a family gymnastics performance worthy of Nadia herself. Life in the Court of Matane is unforgiving and we explore different facets of it (dreams of sovereignty, schoolyard bullying, imagined missions to Russia, poems by Baudelaire), each based around an encounter with a different animal, until the narrator befriends a great horned owl, summons up the courage to let go of the upper bar forever, and makes his glorious escape."--
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Summary
Nadia Comaneci's gold-medal performance at the Olympic Games in Montreal in 1976 is the starting point for a whole new generation. Eric Dupont is mesmerized while watching her performance on TV. As the son of a police officer (Henry VIII) and a professional cook, he grows up in the depths of the Quebec countryside with a new address for almost every birthday and little but memories of his mother to hang on to. The novel's narrator relates his childhood, and compares it to a family gymnastics performance worthy of Nadia herself.
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10518279
Cataloging source
BTCTA
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1970-
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Dupont, Éric
Dewey number
813
Index
no index present
Language note
Translated from the French
Literary form
novels
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1979-
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McCambridge, Peter
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True
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  • Families
  • Imagination in children
  • Families
  • Imagination in children
  • Québec (Québec)
  • Québec
Target audience
adult
Label
Life in the court of Matane, Eric Dupont ; translated from the French by Peter McCambridge
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volume
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  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
1649960
Dimensions
22 cm
Extent
261 pages
Isbn
9781771860765
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9781771860765
  • (OCoLC)945358262
Label
Life in the court of Matane, Eric Dupont ; translated from the French by Peter McCambridge
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
1649960
Dimensions
22 cm
Extent
261 pages
Isbn
9781771860765
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9781771860765
  • (OCoLC)945358262

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