Alain, a painter from Quebec, comes across the old and mysterious journal of his great uncle Henri. This man who, as a young soldier, witnessed the horrors of the First World War has been institutionalized since his return from France and has long seemed to carry the burden of a heavy secret on his shoulders. Alain therefore decides to find out more about these disturbing writings.
His investigation leads him to France where he follows the trail of a strange psychiatrist whose assistant is a young woman with erratic behaviour. He also visits an abbey that cannot be fully accessed, and encounters a lecturer who puts forward facts that are beyond understanding.
Two lives, two eras, one and the same secret.
Born in Cairo, Élie Hanson is a globetrotter who lived on four continents before finally settling in Montreal. He is qualified in translation and French literature and was awarded the Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Medal in recognition of his contribution to Canadian culture with his novel Le Carnet Maudit.
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– The Book has been awarded the Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Medal for its contribution to Canadian culture.
– A skillfully crafted novel where past, present and fantasy are ably made to intersect.
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– Beautifully fluent and enjoyable writing.