The Governor's Daughter


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The Governor's Daughter - Constant, Paule
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The Governor's Daughter is an extraordinary tale of innocence adrift in a monstrous world. Set just after World War I in the French penal colony in Cayenne, French Guiana, it is the story of Chretienne, the seven-year-old daughter of the colony's governor and his obsessively devout wife, whom the convicts acidly call the "Mother of God." Chretienne's disarmingly clear view of the adults with whom she lives--her pious parents and the notorious convicts in their charge--is both hilarious and harrowing. Her parents, driven ...

The Governor's Daughter 1998, University of Nebraska Press, Lincoln, NE

ISBN-13: 9780803263857

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