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Black Robe (Paladin Books) by Brian Moore

Black Robe (Paladin Books) (original 1985; edition 1987)

by Brian Moore

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Title:Black Robe (Paladin Books)
Authors:Brian Moore
Info:Flamingo (1987), Paperback, 224 pages
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Tags:20th century fiction

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Black Robe by Brian Moore (1985)


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In "Black Robe" we have the starkly told, straightforward story of a Jesuit missionary in 18th cenury Canada. It has realistic descriptions of the horrors faced by native and European alike. Our eponymous hero has a rough time with, if not a crisis of, faith, as the cultures clash.

I don't know if I would recommend this book. It is told with sparse description, which is perhaps proper given the milieu. There are graphic descriptions of cruelty - torture and death - the brutality that arises when cultures butt heads against each other.

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