André Major
Translated by Jean-Paul Murray

The Devil's Wind

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A Devil’s wind blows across the countryside and in the hearts of men. A rumbling runs through the forest, whitecaps roll across the lake. The wind carries Albert to the top of the mountain, where La Verte will waken his great sleeping passion and unleash the forces of nature.
Her gaze dives deep into his heart, disarming him, reducing him to silence. A burning feeling runs through his flesh, a sudden magic will change his horizons forever… The flame rises, the pine crackles in the fire, twisting, giving way. Her hand stirs up great storms and deep turmoil in his soul, but she will slake his thirst and quench his desires.
With characters that evoke the mythical forces of air, earth and fire, The Devil’s Wind is a hymn to love, a confession, an adventure story in the style of Stevenson or Cooper set in a land of lakes, forests and mountains.

André Major is a writer from Quebec most noted for his novel Les Rescapés, which won the Governor General’s Award for French-language fiction in 1976. He was later nominated in the same category in 1987 for L’Hiver au cœur and in 1995 for La Vie provisoire, and for the Governor General’s Award for French-language non-fiction in 2008 for L’Esprit vagabond. A poet in the early 1960s, he was a founding member alongside Paul Chamberland, André Brochu, Pierre Maheu and Jean-Marc Piotte of the political and cultural magazine Parti pris in 1963. In his early career he also wrote a number of radio and stage plays and numerous short stories. He also worked as a radio producer for Radio-Canada. He was awarded the Prix Athanase-David in 1992. His most recent novel, À quoi ça rime?, was published in 2013.

ISBN 978-1-77171-309-2
120 Pages
5.5 x 8.5
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