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  • Location: Montreal, Ontario

The Voyageur

The Voyageur

Why a Booktrail?

1830s: A boy in 1830s Montreal has to find his way in life

  • ISBN: 978-1800753150
  • Genre: Fiction, Inspired by true events

What you need to know before your trail

Alex is a motherless stockboy in 1830s Montreal, waiting desperately for his father to return from France. Serge, a drunken fur trader, promises food and safety in return for friendship, but an expedition into the forest quickly goes awry.

At the mercy of men whose motives are unclear, Alex must learn to find his own way in a world where taking advantage of others has become second nature. But will he have to abandon his humanity to survive?

Travel Guide

Montreal

This is a story of survival in the years when the Americas were being discovered. English Canada and French Canada were at ‘war’ of sorts.

It is largely inspired by the real life adventurer Alexis St-Martin . He was a Canadian voyageur known for his part in experiments on digestion in humans, conducted on him by the American Army.

He was shot in a near-fatal accident in 1822. Studies of St-Martin’s stomach led to greater understanding of the stomach, gastric juices and the processes of digestion.

 

 

BookTrail Boarding Pass: The Voyageur

Destination: Montreal  Author/guide: Paul Carlucci  Departure Time: 1830s

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