CHOQUETTE, Gilbert LOBDELL, David, trans.
Title: Wednesday's Child : A novel.
Publisher:  Oberon Press, 1981, ISBN:0887504108
Seller ID: 101119
CHOQUETTE, Gilbert. Wednesday's Child : A novel. Translated by David Lobdell. [Ottawa]: (Oberon Press, 1981). First thus printing. Pp. (4),5-183,(1). 8vo, printed mustard card covers with black titles to front and spine. "Gilbert Choquette is unlike most of the new generation of novelists now emerging from French Canada. He owes little or nothing to the surrealists or the symbolists. He writes in a taut, lean classical style and the thrust of hisfiction gives free play to such old-fashioned virtues as honesty, honour a nd integrity. 'Wednesday's Child' is the story of a young idealist who tries to bend the world in which he finds himself to the demands of his own beliefs. Quentin Gericault is a schoolteacher who falls in love with one of his students. The liaison is blameless, but the teacher is ruined by the malice and envy of the students who inform on him and by the ignorance and stupidity of his employers. In time, however, he comes to see that his fate is neither a matter of chance nor evidence of the implacable hostility of society. Instead he sees it as a sign that the world is governed by a moral order as inflexible in its way as the law of conservation of energy is in its way." - from the rear cover. Name inked to flyleaf, five characters inked inside rear cover, else very good. 16.00