By Brian Moore
(Plume Books, Paperback, 9780452278653, 256pp.)
Publication Date: June 1997
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Father Laforgue is about to enter a world of pagan power and sexual license, awesome courage and terrible cruelty, that will test him to the breaking point as both a man and a priest, and alter him in ways he cannot dream.
In weaving a tautly suspenseful tale of physical and spiritual adventure in a wilderness frontier on the cusp of change, Brian Moore has written a novel that rivals Joseph Conrad's Heart of Darkness in its exploration of the confrontation between Western ideology and native peoples, and its meditation upon Good and Evil in the human heart.
While living in Canada, Moore wrote his first three novels, "The Lonely Passion of Judith Hearne," "The Feast of Lupercal," and "The Luck of Ginger Coffey," the first two set in Belfast, the third in Montreal. In 1959 he moved to the United States, but Canada continued to play a role in his later novels, including "I Am Mary Dunne," "The Great Victorian Collection," and "Black Robe," His many honours included two Governor General's Awards for Fiction.
Brian Moore died in Malibu, California, in 1999.