The Order of Good Cheer
A NovelBook - 2008
"In alternating narratives, Gaston tells two powerfull stories separated by the breadth of a continent and exactly 400 years. In one, Samuel de Champlain and his seventeenth-century companions struggle to establish a toehold on foreign soil. In the other, twenty-first century blue-collar worker Andy Winslow and his friends try not to lose their hold on a more urban landscape, despite encroaching environmental and economic disaster. By telling their stories separately but side-by-side, Gaston shows us how both groups share a hauntingly similar sense of the fragility, grandeur, tedium, and ironies of life in a land that is both home and alien."-Inside front jacket.
Publisher: Toronto : Anansi, 2008
Characteristics: 391 p. ; 22 cm