By Jean-Yves Soucy
The novel focusses at the Simard sons, Robert and Remi, and is instructed from their standpoint. simply getting into puberty, they react to the tedium and seeming hopelessness of the lifetime of the adults round them through making a delusion existence. searching for this, they generally slip out of the home for nocturnal rambles, spying on friends and looking an incredible girl to fall in love with. they bring their very own cult - whole with ceremonies, an idol, and a shrine in a cave - against the ability of the church, represented by means of the smug and bigoted Father Rivard.
In Knights of Darkness, Soucy portrays adults with constrained assets major stultifying lives, relieved basically through ingesting, card taking part in, and sexual misadventures. even as he captures the arriving of age of 2 inventive and decided boys as they stream into maturity and private independence. And in lush type, he recreates the secret and isolation of the Abitibi because it exerts its impression on all of the characters.
A novel of social realism, adolescent mind's eye, and political allegory, Knights of Darkness will satisfaction all readers of good Canadian writing.
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