Bride of New FranceeBook - 2012
Whales have always been the life-force of Angelus, a small town on the south coast of Western Australia. Their annual passing defines the rhythms of a life where little changes, and the town depends on their carcasses. So when the battle begins on the beaches outside their town, and when Queenie Cookson, a local girl, joins the Greenies to make amends for the crimes of her whaling ancestors, it can only throw everything into chaos.
' Shallows is that rare thing, not historical fiction, but fiction which brings the history of a place to life . . . a major work of Australia literature.' Washington Post
'A profound and inspiring work of fiction.' The Age
'This is dazzling, dazzling. It makes the heart pound.' Los Angeles Times
'Shallows is more than a passionate meditation on the tragedy of whaling; it is in some ways a minimalist Moby Dick , a questioning of the ways of God to man and of man to God.' Sydney Morning Herald
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Laure, a girl growing up in a orphanage in Paris dreams of becoming a seamstress. However her fate is to go to New France to become a wife to the French colonists. A interesting novel which describes life in 1668 in the new colony of New France.
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