Maurice Henrie’s new collection of essays is one that transgresses conventions in order to assert a freedom of thought, expression, and criticism. Henrie provokes opinion and ventures to wherever his lines of argument lead.
From existential contemplation to challenging diatribes, Henrie reveals his thoughts in a journey of revelation, exploring and finessing those topics he feels great affinity for – philosophy, politics, and history.
His wry and detached perspective on America sits next to his impatience with a perceived weakness of government and its ability to get things done. He takes a clear view of the damaging migrations of francophone populations, particularly the catastrophic deportation of the Acadians and the exodus from Quebec to the United States from 1840 to the 1930s.
These essays are a tribute to the written word and a testament to their changing role in contemporary society.
This book attempts to contain a whirlwind of thoughts by a writer who is fearless yet conscious of his legacy.
- Prix du livre d'Ottawa / Catégorie Non-fiction