When Lusignan sets off for World War I, he has already survived a tragicomic Catholic childhood and writing career. Shortly before he goes, he meets a fellow officer, Essiambre d'Argenteuil, which becomes the defining moment of his life. Returning from Europe a hollow man, Lusignan keeps the memory alive by shadowing Amalia Driscoll, a woman whose proprieties were challenged by this same d'Argenteuil. He also encounters Concorde, the untutored young maid struggling to get by in the Flats district of Ottawa, and the Capuchin monk Father Mathrun, who longs for martyrdom in a foreign land. Some descriptions of sex and violence, some strong language. 2007.
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