(From the publisher):
Marie-Claire Blais is one of the leading novelists of French Canada. Several of her novels have already been translated into English. The present work, originally published in 1966 as L’insoumise, is typical of her fiction at its best. Marie-Claire Blais is concerned with the difference between outward appearances and inner truth. In The Fugitive a man and his wife, the man a successful doctor, the woman beautiful and beloved, each live in a private world of failure and bewilderment. Their son, unknown to both, falls in love with a boy his own age, then with a woman older than his mother, finally commits himself to neither… In such a world integrity can only be private and personal, success in work or in love a violation of essential truth.
Original title: L'insoumise
Genre: Fiction→ General Fiction→ Literary Fiction/classics