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The forgotten daughter : a novel

Author: Joanna Goodman
Publisher: New York, NY : Harper, an imprint of HarperCollins Publishers, 2020.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Fiction : English : First editionView all editions and formats
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1992: French-Canadian factions renew Quebec's fight to gain independence. Véronique Fortin, daughter of a radical separatist convicted of kidnapping and murdering a prominent politician in 1970, has embraced her father's cause. Then she falls for James Phénix, a journalist of French-Canadian heritage who opposes Quebec separatism. Their love affair is as passionate as it is turbulent. His sister, Elodie Phénix,  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Historical fiction
Fiction
History
Novels
Material Type: Fiction
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Joanna Goodman
ISBN: 9780062998309 0062998307 9780062998316 0062998315
OCLC Number: 1200238667
Description: 404 pages ; 24 cm
Responsibility: Joanna Goodman.

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1992: French-Canadian factions renew Quebec's fight to gain independence. Véronique Fortin, daughter of a radical separatist convicted of kidnapping and murdering a prominent politician in 1970, has embraced her father's cause. Then she falls for James Phénix, a journalist of French-Canadian heritage who opposes Quebec separatism. Their love affair is as passionate as it is turbulent. His sister, Elodie Phénix, one of the Duplessis Orphans, becomes involved with a coalition demanding justice and reparations for their suffering in the 1950s when Quebec's orphanages were converted to mental hospitals. Véronique is the only person Elodie can rely on as she fights for retribution, while Elodie becomes a sisterly presence for Véronique, who continues to struggle with her family's legacy. -- adapted from jacket

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