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Black Robe: A Novel

 
 
 
 
Black Robe: A Novel
Author: Brian Moore
ISBN 13: 9780452278653
ISBN 10: 452278651
Edition: Reprint
Publisher: Plume
Publication Date: 1997-06-01
Format: Paperback
Pages: 256
List Price: $16.00
 
 

His name is Father Laforgue, a young Jesuit missionary come from Europe to the New World to bring the word of God to the heathen. He is given minimal aid by the governor of the vast territory that is proudly named New France but is in reality still ruled by the Huron, Iroquois, and Algonkin tribes who have roamed it since the dawn of time and whom the French call savages. His mission is to reach and bring salvation to an isolated Huron tribe decimated by disease in the far North before incoming winter closes off his path to them. His guides are a group of Savages who mock his faith and their pledges even as they accept muskets as their payment.