Monday, March 26, 2012 |
The dust has settled and the tribe has spoken. Out of 24 iconic CanLit characters, one has emerged as the winner of the inaugural CanLit Hunger Games.
Thanks to his cunning (and support from his fans) Chief Inspector Armand Gamache has emerged victorious! Gamache, who is recovering at an undisclosed medical facility, released this statement via author Louise Penny on Monday:
"What a horrific experience this has been, trapped and having to combat men and women whom I so admire. Anne Shirley, a favorite of my own daughter Annie. Xavier, who fought so bravely. Flavia and Scott and so many others. I'm keenly aware that the only reason I won was because of the support, the passion, the dedication of so many voters. I could feel them, cheering me on, giving me courage when my own flagged. Alone, I am nothing. This victory belongs to the team. Reine-Marie joins me in saying, thank you, thank you, merci. Vive les lecteurs. Long live reading and readers! And long live Canadian literature!"
- Armand Gamache, Chief Inspector of Homicide for the Sûreté du Québec