CHIASSON, Anselme. GRACE, Rosie Aucoin, trans.
Title: Acadian Tales from Cape Breton Island, including The Seven-Headed Beast.
Publisher:  Breton Books, Wreck Cove, 2004, ISBN:1895415616
Seller ID: 106619
CHIASSON, Anselme. Acadian Tales from Cape Breton Island, including "The Seven-Headed Beast". Collected by Anselme Chiasson. Translated by Rosie Aucoin Grace. (Wreck Cove, NS): Breton Books, (2004). Pp. (6),vii-xiv,-143,(3). 8vo, illustrated red card covers with white, yellow and black lettering to front cover and spine. "The first ook of Acadian tales in English, 'Acadian Tales' establishes these stories as a major part of Cape Breton heritage and of world literature. Told at wakes and weddings an all kinds of kitchen rackets, these are raw, saucy tales of ridiculed kings, powerful women, outrageous creatures -- plus the antics of P'tit Jean, the marvelous Jack and Coyote of Acadian legend. Anselme Chiasson has collected these extraordinary tales, and Rosie Aucoin Grace's translation keeps them alive, startling, horrifying, and good entertainment." - from the rear cover. Very good. Due to its small size, shipping costs should be a bit cheaper than quoted. 10.00