Hardcover Book, The Tin Flute, Gabrielle Roy, First Edition, Fiction, Historical, Novel
A hardcover book entitled The Tin Flute by Gabrielle Roy. This is a 1947 first edition.
The story takes place in Montreal, principally in the poor neighborhood of Saint-Henri, between February 1940 and May 1940, during the Second World War, when Quebec is still suffering from the Great Depression. Florentine Lacasse, a young waitress at the "Five and Ten" restaurant who dreams of a better life and is helping her parents get by, falls in love with Jean Lévesque, an ambitious machinist-electrician. Wanting to satisfy his withered ego, he agrees to date Florentine. Quickly tiring of the relationship, Jean introduces her to a friend, Emmanuel Létourneau, who is a soldier on leave. Emmanuel falls in love with Florentine. Despite this, Florentine's attraction towards Jean will have important consequences in her life. A parallel thread in the novel is the Lacasse family life, made difficult by their poverty.
Gabrielle Roy (1909 – 1983) was a Canadian author from St. Boniface, Manitoba and one of the major figures in French Canadian literature.
8¼ x 5½ inches
No Dust Jacket
Published by Reynal & Hitchcock -- 1947 --- First Edition
This book very good condition. The book has no rips or tears. The inside pages are clean, completely unmarked, and crisp. The binding is completely intact and strong. There is shelf wear and bending of the corners.
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