Robert Lalonde
Translated by Jean-Paul Murray

Little Eagle with a White Headpreviousnext Ekstasis Editions

Beautiful, excessive and rich with lyrical flights, Robert Lalonde’s eighth novel is the story of Aubert, a poet of the woods on a quest to find his lost paradise. His journey takes him from a Mattawin lumber camp to the City of Light and back to his home country, where, hit by an epiphany, he realizes that paradise isn’t what happened in the past; it’s what might happen in the future. And that the poet’s mission is to call forth that paradise—like the witchdoctor prays for the sun or rain. Winner of the 1994 Governor General’s Award for French Fiction and the 1995 France-Québec/Jean-Hamelin Prize, Little Eagle with a White Head is a monumental novel, a philosophical essay and a poem praised by critics far and wide:

“Robert Lalonde’s latest novel enticed me time and again, drawing me further into it when I was asking for mercy, taking me elsewhere when I was asking for more.”
~ Réginald Martel, La Presse

Little Eagle with a White Head is the visionary biography of an imaginary poet that rattles all the senses; it’s a hymn to folly and an incitement to draw inspiration from it.”
~ Gérard Meudal, Libération

An actor, playwright and translator, Robert Lalonde is one Canada’s most celebrated French-language novelists. The author of over 20 books, his first novel, La belle épouvante won the 1981 Robert Cliche prize. His previous novels published in translation by Ekstasis Editions include The Ogre of Grand Remous, The Devil Incarnate, One Beautiful Day to Come, Seven Lakes Further North, The Last Indian Summer and What Will I Become Until I Die?

ISBN 978-1-77171-097-8
248 pages
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