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Benediction

Olivier Dufault, House of Anansi, 2019

Bénédiction, Marchand de feuilles, 2017

A gritty tale of fraud and reinvention in the Old West.


A vivid imagining of a transitional stage in the life of a man who dedicated much of that life to covering his tracks... Paradox abounds in the Will James story: in thrall to an idea of freedom that was already outmoded, spending most of his adult life riven with guilt over how he had repudiated his roots, his fear of what his devoted mother must have been going through a crippling constant. It begs a question: Can a life like James’s even happen in the 21st century?
When he is writing about wild creatures, Dufault has a knack for taking readers inside their heads.

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