Voyageurs by Margaret Elphinstone
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Voyageurs by Margaret Elphinstone

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"Voyageurs garnered praise for both its historical versimilitude and its exacting character portraits, as well as the story's contemporary relevance in a time of international conflict. Elphinstone's magnificent sixth novel, "Vayageurs, gives us Mark Greenhow, a naive and peaceful Quaker who lands on the shores of North America on the eve of the War of 1812, thinking only of finding the missing sister he has always admired for her adventurous spirit. Mark hitches a ride with the voyageurs who have canoed the rivers, transporting the tons of furs that feed the trade that has made the region a battleground of the French and British empires. Though Mark enters this brave new world with his conscience clean and his convictions sound, his encounters with a place and people he never could have imagined test his rigid upbringing. The backwoods of Canada have certainly led his sister astray; she has been excommunicated from the Society of Friends for running off with a non-Quaker. After her child is stillborn she runs again, deep into Indian country. On this increasingly desperate search, Mark finds himself among spies and domestic warriors, displaced natives, infidels, and religious folk who must fight to maintain their particular way of life. Elphinsotone's crisp and effortless prose, coupled with her riveting, organic way with description, her fully drawn charcters, and the history of the region, make this novel an astonishingly authentic and profoundly satisfying work of historical fiction.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9781841956435
ISBN-10: 1841956430
Format: Paperback / softback
(209mm x 141mm x 32mm)
Imprint: Canongate Books
Publisher: Canongate Books
Publish Date: 4-Mar-2005
Country of Publication: United States

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Elphinstone takes the reader back in time and intertwines this story with enduring themes of love, war and family ties ...

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