Street of Riches

Street of Riches

Book - 2008
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The eighteen stories in Gabrielle Roy's Street of Riches centre upon the bittersweet experiences of a young girl growing up in the francophone community of St. Boniface, Manitoba. In the persona of her narrator Christine, Roy transfigures the incidents and characters of her own childhood, reflecting with gentle irony upon her youthful awakening to the beauty and the sorrow of life. Acclaimed upon its original publication in French in 1955, this superb collection infuses the authenticity of memoir with the timeliness and universality of the best imaginative art.

Street of Riches won the Governor General's Award for 1957.
Publisher: Toronto : McClelland & Stewart, 2008
ISBN: 9780771077821
Branch Call Number: ROY
Characteristics: 220 p. ; 20 cm
Additional Contributors: Binsse, Harry Lorin


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Sep 04, 2011

A treasure of canadiana, seen through the eyes of a young girl growing up in the early 1900's.

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