Published on October 13th, 2012 | by Devin0
Susan Glickman’s The Tale-Teller, Out Now
Good news, book lovers! Celebrated Canadian author Susan Glickman has just released her latest novel, The Tale-Teller. The book tells the story of a young Jewish woman named Esther Brandeau, who lived for years in Quebec disguised as a Christian boy in the 1700s. That’s right – she was a real girl!
After fleeing France – where at the time Jewish people were only allowed in the Bordeaux region – Esther spent five years living in Quebec, pretending to be a boy. Once she’d been discovered, the King himself sent orders to have her returned to France, where she was put on trial. There, Esther recounted her adventures in the New World.
Susan Glickman is the author of the award-winning novels The Violin Lover (which won the Canadian Jewish Book Award for Fiction) and The Picturesque & the Sublime: A Poetics of the Canadian Landscape (which won both the Gabrielle Roy prize for the year’s best work of literary criticism and the Raymond Klibansky prize for the year’s best work in the humanities).
Check out The Tale-Teller at your local library or bookstore today!