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Little Russia

By (author): Francis Desharnais

Guyenne is a small village north-east of Amos. Unlike other communities in Abitibi, Guyenne is a cooperative: 50% of all the money its inhabitants make goes to developing the colony. People in the vicinity have a nickname for it: they call it “Little Russia.” Inspired by the story of his grandparents, who lived in Guyenne from 1948 to 1968, Little Russia sees author Francis Desharnais delving into his own family’s past to explore Quebec’s rural heritage through the lens of both grassroots socialism and early feminism. An intimate story of epic scale, Little Russia is a fascinating foray into an unusual and largely forgotten social experiment.

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Francis Desharnais

Francis Desharnais is one of the most prolific authors in Quebec’s growing comics scene, with titles including Art Wars, the Motel Galactic trilogy, and Burquette, which was adapted as an animated series by the National Film Board of Canada. Little Russia, his most recent release, has won numerous awards, including the prestigious Prix des libraires du Québec and the Grand prix de la ville de Québec for best graphic novel. He is also a member of Groupe Kiwistiti, an animation collective which he co-founded in 1999.

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Guyenne is a small village north-east of Amos. Unlike other communities in Abitibi, Guyenne is a cooperative: 50% of all the money its inhabitants make goes to developing the colony. People in the vicinity have a nickname for it: they call it “Little Russia.” Inspired by the story of his grandparents, who lived in Guyenne from 1948 to 1968, Little Russia sees author Francis Desharnais delving into his own family’s past to explore Quebec’s rural heritage through the lens of both grassroots socialism and early feminism. An intimate story of epic scale, Little Russia is a fascinating foray into an unusual and largely forgotten social experiment.

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Dimensions:

180 Pages
8.25in * 6.25in * 1in
1lb

Published:

April 30, 2020

Country of Publication:

CA

Publisher:

Pow Pow Press

ISBN:

9782924049587

Book Subjects:

COMICS & GRAPHIC NOVELS / Nonfiction / History

Language:

eng

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