New Release Books by Roch Carrier

Roch Carrier is the author of Montcalm And Wolfe (2014), Roch Carrier's La Guerre Trilogy (2013), The Hockey Sweater (2011), This Sweater Is for You! (2012) and other 53 books.

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Montcalm And Wolfe

release date: Oct 28, 2014
Montcalm And Wolfe
The national bestseller that tells the story of Wolfe and Montcalm and the Plains of Abraham In September 1759, a small band of British troops led by James Wolfe scaled the tall cliff overlooking a farmer’s field owned by Abraham Martin and overpowered the French garrison that protected the area, allowing the bulk of the British army to ascend the cliff behind and attack the French who, led by Louis-Joseph Montcalm, were largely unaware of Wolfe’s tactics. The battle that ensued on what would become known as the Plains of Abraham would forever shape the geography and politics of Canada. Montcalm and Wolfe, written by one of the finest writers this country has ever produced, is the epic story of this battle told through the lives of the two generals, Wolfe and Montcalm. The book is a dual biography of the men and their most famous battle written by a master storyteller. What kind of life did they have before they took up arms? What were the two men really like? And, most importantly, what forces brought the two men to face each other in a battle that forged a nation?

Roch Carrier's La Guerre Trilogy

release date: Aug 21, 2013
Roch Carrier's La Guerre Trilogy
The A List edition of one of the major achievements in recent Quebec literature — Roch Carrier’s La Guerre trilogy is a vital, moving, and assured portrait of life in Quebec. This volume includes: La Guerre, Yes Sir! A surrealist fable set in rural Quebec during WWI. Canadian Literature greeted its first appearance in these terms: “It is the French-Canadian writer Roch Carrier who comes closest to the significance, power, and artistry of Faulkner at his best ... He might well be able to do for French Canada what Faulkner did for the American South." Floralie, Where Are You? In the second installment, Carrier reaches back to the wedding night of the Corriveau parents, whom we first meet in La Guerre, Yes Sir!. Once again, a single night expands until it becomes a world in itself. But this time it is a very different concoction, mingling desire and guilt, nightmare and fantasy, as Anthymo drives Floralie back to his village through the forest. Is It the Sun, Philibert? In the final installment, Young Philibert hitchhikes down to Montreal to make his fortune, and meets a different world. As he scrambles from job to job, he discovers a new Quebec — urban, industrial, and dedicated finally to the death of the person. In this moving trilogy, Roch Carrier’s savage vision comes across with great urgency and Sheila Fischman’s fluid translations sing with vivacity and grace.

The Hockey Sweater

release date: Dec 28, 2011
The Hockey Sweater
In the days of Roch’s childhood, winters in the village of Ste. Justine were long. Life centered around school, church, and the hockey rink, and every boy’s hero was Montreal Canadiens hockey legend Maurice Richard. Everyone wore Richard’s number 9. They laced their skates like Richard. They even wore their hair like Richard. When Roch outgrows his cherished Canadiens sweater, his mother writes away for a new one. Much to Roch’s horror, he is sent the blue and white sweater of the rival Toronto Maple Leafs, dreaded and hated foes to his beloved team. How can Roch face the other kids at the rink?

This Sweater Is for You!

release date: Nov 01, 2012
This Sweater Is for You!
A rare glimpse into an artist's mind, his toolbox, and the world of film animation The Sweater is one of the most beloved animated films of all time. Based on Roch Carrier's short story, also known as "The Hockey Sweater," the film recounts the most horrifying moment of the author's childhood. Sheldon Cohen adapted the story into animation and created a film that is as much about childhood emotions and the desire to fit in, as it is about hockey, the clash of cultures, and a harkening to bygone times. Now 30 years later, Sheldon delves into his notebooks, photographs, and memories to recreate the process he undertook to make The Sweater. He takes the reader on a journey back to Ste. - Justine, showing all of the places and people that inspired him. He also delves into his other films, book illustrations, and paintings over his 40 - year career, and along the way he gives us rich insights into the creative process.

La Guerre, Yes Sir!

release date: Apr 01, 1998
La Guerre, Yes Sir!
Vital, funny, moving and assured, La Guerre, Yes Sir! is a surrealist fable set in rural Quebec during WWI and one of the major achievements in Canadian fiction. Canadian Literature greeted its first appearance in these terms: It is the French-Canadian writer Roch Carrier who comes closest to the significance, power and artistry of Faulkner at his best ... He might well be able to do for French Canada what Faulkner did for the American South.

Guerre, Yes Sir!. English

release date: Jan 01, 1998
Guerre, Yes Sir!. English
"The first novel in the ""La Guerre"" trilogy. A wedding, a funeral, and best of all, a full company of Carrier's joyful, blaspheming, vigorous characters."

The Basketball Player

release date: Jan 01, 2001
The Basketball Player
Away from home and off to a seminary boarding school for the first time, Roch finds he is expected to play basketball. It’s seen as an important tool for facing life’s challenges if he is “to go very far on the road of life.” And so begins the latest in Roch’s sports misadventures as fear of failure sends him running into the night and terrors worse than those on the basketball court. It all leads to a surprise ending as he finds his own way of making his mark.

Bringing the Rainbow Into the House

release date: Jan 01, 2001

The Man in the Closet

release date: Jan 01, 1994

Prayers of a Young Man

release date: Jan 01, 1999

Lady With Chains

release date: May 02, 1991
Lady With Chains
In nineteenth-century Quebec a woman plots the murder of her husband after the death of their child. After brewing a poison, she is arrested, denounced as a witch, and in a devastating conclusion, released from her terrifying obsessions.

Floralie, Where Are You?

release date: May 02, 1991
Floralie, Where Are You?
La Guerre Yes Sir! is the first book in a trilogy -- good news for readers who were delighted by Roch Carrier's first novel. In Floralie, Where Are You? he reaches back to the wedding night of the Corriveau parents. Once again a single night expands until it becomes a world in itself. But this time it is a very different concoction, mingling desire and guilt, nightmare and fantasy, as Anthymo drives Floralie back to his village through the forest. In Sheila Fischman's fluid translation, Floralie, Where Are You? sings with vivacity and grace.

The Lament of Charlie Longsong

release date: Jan 01, 1998
The Lament of Charlie Longsong
Historian Robert Martin is driving through the Arizona desert, determined to boost his career by finding Joseph "Farmer" Dubois, a mysterious French-Canadian who came to the United States more than a hundred years ago in search of fortune and adventure. His Quebec license plate reminds an old Arizona Indian, Charlie Longsong, of the young Quebec City nurse he met and fell in love with at the end of the Second World War. Through Charlie's lament, Martin realizes the most important story is not about the history of men and their adventure, but of two people who find each other across an ocean and share a lifelong love. Some strong language. 1998.

Heartbreaks Along the Road

release date: Jan 01, 1987
Heartbreaks Along the Road
Set in Quebec during the Duplessis era. The premier calls an election and announces the construction of a road through a remote village. In return for jobs, the villagers are expected to vote for the premier's party. A dark novel of love, politics and corruption.

La Dame Qui Avait Des Cha”nes Aux Chemilles. English

release date: Jan 01, 1984
La Dame Qui Avait Des Cha”nes Aux Chemilles. English
"In nineteenth-century Quebec a woman plots the murder of her husband after the death of their child. After brewing a poison, she is arrested, denounced as a witch, and in a devastating conclusion, released from her terrifying obsessions."

The Longest Home Run

release date: Jan 01, 2001
The Longest Home Run
When Adeline joins a group of boys playing baseball, she surprises everyone by hitting the longest home run they had ever seen, and by admitting to them all that she is a magician.

Prayers of a Very Wise Child

release date: Jan 01, 1992

The Boxing Champion

release date: Jan 01, 1991
The Boxing Champion
Traces the attempts of a French Canadian boy in the 1950's to build himself up in time for the spring boxing season

The Hockey Sweater and Other Stories

The Hockey Sweater and Other Stories
The Hockey Sweater, the title story in this 20-story collection, has become an enduring classic: a Quebec boy and Habs fan is shipped a Toronto Maple Leafs sweater by mistake. It encapsulates everything you need to understand French and English Canada, told with humour and love.

A Happy New Year's Day

release date: Jan 01, 1991
A Happy New Year's Day
Describes the celebration and tradition of a family in a small Canadian village on New Year's Day

Our Life with the Rocket

release date: Feb 01, 2004
Our Life with the Rocket
French Canadian hockey player Maurice Richard, The Rocket,Ó was the greatest player of his era & he remains an enduring icon of hockey excellence. Fans in Quebec province revered him & enthusiastically followed his matchless accomplishments. This book captures a world in which a brooding, taciturn athlete, who hated to speak publicly & rarely expressed opinions on anything, became a powerful, enduring symbol for French Canadians at a time when they felt painfully vulnerable amid Canada's English majority. The book is also about a young boy, Roch Carrier himself (the author), whose youthful worship of Richard was tempered by politics & personal life, & evolved into an entirely different sort of appreciation for an extraordinary man.

Fulfilling the Promise [electronic Resource] : Report of the Task Force on Access to Information for Print-Disabled Canadians

release date: Jan 01, 2000

Notes for a speech by Roch Carrier, Director of the Canada Council, at the 1995 Governor General's Literary Awards ceremony in Toronto, 14 November 1995

release date: Jan 01, 1995
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