Etienne's Alphabet

Etienne's Alphabet

Book - 2010
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To all who knew him, Étienne Morneau lived unremarkably. Raised in an orphanage, his parents unknown, people considered him reserved, unfeeling, and antisocial. His death would have gone unnoticed were it not for his art and writing discovered afterwards. His secret drawings are proof of his artistic genius and his memoir, written in a kaleidoscope of thought and arranged like a dictionary, reveal the depth of his humanity and the uniqueness of his perception.

Étienne's Alphabet is a celebration of life and of living, with an unforgettable protagonist who sees every moment as a miracle worth committing to canvas.

Publisher: Toronto : Cormorant Books, [2010]
Copyright Date: ©2010
ISBN: 9781897151877
Characteristics: 217 pages ; 21 cm


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Jul 27, 2012

It is about sadness of one very talented lonely man. But this sadness is some how is also sweet.

Oct 16, 2011

Definitely a uniquely told story! But I loved it! I really thought that the format used to tell the story would make it jumbled and confusing but it didn't. The story, the feeling, the characters all shone through. Wow.

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