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International IMPAC Dublin Literary Awards Best Novel (nominee)

"A remarkable, wondrous experience awaits you."
Wayne Johnston


A 16th-century belle turned Robinson Crusoe, a female Don Quixote with an Inuit Sancho Panza -- this is the heroine of the novel that won the 2003 Governor General's Award. Elle is a lusty, subversive riff on the discovery of the New World, the moment of first contact. Based on what might be a true story, the novel chronicles the ordeals and adventures of a young French woman marooned on the desolate Isle of Demons during Jacques Cartier's ill-fated third and last attempt to colonize Canada. In this new readers' guide edition, Douglas Glover's carnal whirlwind of myth and story, of beauty and hilarity brings the past violently and unexpectedly into the present. His well-known scatological realism, exuberant violence, and dark, unsettling humour give his unique version of history a thoroughly modern chill.

 
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Used availability for Douglas Glover's Elle


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Paperback Editions

August 2007 : Canada Paperback
thumbTitle: Elle
Author(s): Douglas Glover
ISBN: 0-86492-492-5 / 978-0-86492-492-6 (Canada edition)
Publisher: Goose Lane Editions
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   

March 2003 : Canada Paperback
thumbTitle: Elle: A Novel
Author(s): Douglas Glover
ISBN: 0-86492-315-5 / 978-0-86492-315-8 (Canada edition)
Publisher: Goose Lane Editions
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   

Kindle Editions

November 2010 : USA, Canada, UK Kindle edition
thumbTitle: Elle
Author(s): Douglas Glover
Publisher: Goose Lane Editions
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   


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