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By Alexander Maksik

A hypnotic, spellbinding novel set in Greece and Africa, the place a tender Liberian lady reckons with a haunted past.

On a distant island within the Aegean, Jacqueline resides on my own in a cave obtainable purely at low tide. With not anything to guard her from the weather, and with the material among herself and the realm round her more and more frayed, she is permeated by way of sensory reports of outstanding depth: the necessity for coloration within the relentless warmth of the sun-baked island; starvation and the occasional bliss of free up from it; the beautiful excitement of diving into the ocean. The urgent actual realities of the instant supply a deeper reduction: the euphoric obliteration of reminiscence and, with it, the unspeakable violence she has noticeable and from which she has miraculously escaped.

Slowly, irrepressibly, photographs from a lifestyles ahead of this violence start to resurface: the view throughout lush gardens to another sea; a gold Rolex glinting on her father's wrist; a pitcher of gin in her mother's top crystal; an adoring more youthful sister; a kinfolk, within the second prior to their fortunes have been irrevocably replaced. Jacqueline needs to locate the power to deal with what she has survived or tip ahead into full-blown madness.
Visceral and gripping, amazing in its depiction of actual and religious hungers, Alexander Maksik's A Marker to degree go with the flow is a singular approximately break and religion, barbarism and love, and the devastating thoughts that include the ability either to wreck us and to redeem us.

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Dans les présentations et au début des listes de variantes, les leçons sont identifiées sommairement ; pour leur adresse complète, on se reportera à la Bibliographie. NOTE SUR L'ETABLISSEMENT D'UN TEXTE 47 relevées, leur signification, empruntée à des ouvrages de lexicographie de la fin du XIX e siècle, est donnée, de même, au besoin, que des précisions d'ordre ethnographique9. Quant aux notes, quelques-unes sont de Beaugrand lui-même : elles sont appelées dans le texte par un indice alphabétique.

5. À ce sujet, voir le commentaire sur les « Deux chasse-galerie », p. 70- 42 LA CHASSE-GALERIE ET AUTRES RÉCITS tout à fait sûre parue du vivant de l'auteur, ce qui est aussi le cas, pour « Anita », de l'édition des Mélanges (1888), également retenue comme texte de base. Par contre, dans le cas des récits jamais publiés tels quels en volumes, j'ai préféré, pour ceux de l'hiver 1875, m'en tenir à leur première édition, parue dans l'Écho du Canada, journal illustré. « La vengeance d'un lâche », « Ma première pipe de tabac » et « Les brigands de la côte » ont beau, en effet, avoir paru ultérieurement dans le Courrier de Montréal et le Fédéral, ces éditions ne sont visiblement que des transcriptions des textes de l'Écho du Canada, textes qu'il m'a donc semblé plus judicieux de reproduire ici, puisqu'ils sont certainement plus proches des manuscrits perdus.

Juillet Nouveau voyage en France pour visiter l'Exposition universelle de Paris. Dans la revue new-yorkaise The Forum paraît un essai de Beaugrand intitulé « The Attitude of thé French Canadians » ; il s'agit d'une défense des Canadiens français, attaqués dans la même revue par Goldwyn Smith. Octobre Départ pour un long séjour de santé dans l'Ouest américain : Colorado, Nouveau-Mexique, Utah. Beaugrand raconte son voyage au fur et à mesure dans des lettres à la Patrie. 1890 Mai Automne Retour à Montréal.

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