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Etienne's Alphabet

Etienne s Alphabet To all who knew him Etienne Morneau lived unremarkably Raised in an orphanage his parents unknown people considered him reserved unfeeling and antisocial His death would have gone unnoticed were

  • Title: Etienne's Alphabet
  • Author: James King
  • ISBN: 9781897151877
  • Page: 412
  • Format: Paperback
  • To all who knew him, Etienne Morneau lived unremarkably Raised in an orphanage, his parents unknown, people considered him reserved, unfeeling, and antisocial His death would have gone unnoticed were it not for his art and writing discovered afterwards His secret drawings are proof of his artistic genius and his memoir, written in a kaleidoscope of thought and arrangedTo all who knew him, Etienne Morneau lived unremarkably Raised in an orphanage, his parents unknown, people considered him reserved, unfeeling, and antisocial His death would have gone unnoticed were it not for his art and writing discovered afterwards His secret drawings are proof of his artistic genius and his memoir, written in a kaleidoscope of thought and arranged like a dictionary, reveal the depth of his humanity and the uniqueness of his perception Etienne s Alphabet is a celebration of life and of living, with an unforgettable protagonist who sees every moment as a miracle worth committing to canvas.

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    1. Etienne Morneau is an orphan. He was born in Quebec in 1932 and sent to Toronto when his orphanage was relocated. This has given him a double sense of isolation: a man without a family, without a culture. We meet him through the pages of his journal, describing his upbringing, his living circumstances an adult, and his view of his job as a bank teller, and of other people he comes across in his daily round. His journals are presented by subject, in alphabetical order, as a way for him to organiz [...]

    2. 3.5. Wacky structure, yet really readable and easy to follow. Plus added bonus: the whole thing is like an index to itself, so if, like me, you forget what/who something/one is that turns out to be important, you can just go back to that entry. I suspect the author anticipated this, because while some entries seem slightly random, the important ones are easy to find when you need them again. :) Great character portrait.

    3. This was a nominee for the 2011 Toronto Book Awards, and it was great. A fictional autobiography of a newly discovered artist, told in dictionary entries, the book was both cleverly structured and ultimately touching.

    4. Such an unusual and brilliant concept for a novel. Each chapter is based on a letter from the alphabet and what memories that letter brings forth for the author. Kind of an autobiographical novel told through the alphabet. Set in my home hood, Roncesvalles. Sounds odd but it's not to be missed!!

    5. Loved the perspective and unique writing structure. Have recommended to friends looking for something different.

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