Trade Paperback - Used
Winner of the Governor General's Literary Award
A lusty, subversive, funny tale based on a true story: a young Frenchwoman is marooned on the desolate Isle of Demons during Jacques Cartier's last attempt to colonize Canada. Elle reimagines what Canada meant to the European adventures, what they meant to the aboriginal inhabitants, and the terrible failure of the two groups to recognize each other as human. A society belle turned Robinson Crusoe, a female Don Quixote with an Inuit Sancho Panza, Elle is the story the history books leave out.