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Twenty-One Cardinals

Twenty-One Cardinals is a novel by Jocelyne Saucier.

Jocelyne Saucier, translated by Rhonda Mullins

With 21 kids, the Cardinal family is a force of nature. And now, after not being in the same room for decades, they're congregating to celebrate their father, a prospector who discovered the zinc mine their now-deserted hometown in northern Quebec was built around. But as the siblings tell the tales of their feral childhood, we discover that Angela, the only Cardinal with a penchant for happiness, has gone missing — although everyone has pretended not to notice for years. Why the silence? What secrets does the mine hold? (From Coach House Books)

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