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Young Adult Fiction Death & Dying

Le captif du grenier

by (author) Pierre-Luc Bélanger

Bouton d'or Acadie
Initial publish date
Nov 2023
Death & Dying, Canada, Sexual Abuse)
  • Paperback / softback

    Publish Date
    Nov 2023
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During a trip to Newfoundland, three friends face exciting challenges that will transform them forever. Yannick and his two best friends leave rural Ontario and head to Newfoundland for the summer, where an aunt is expecting them to begin renovations on an old house destined to become an inn.

His brother's death and the violence inflicted on him by his mother's partner have affected him deeply, so Yannick accepts this temporary exile that allows him to travel, something he has dreamed of doing for a long time. One rainy day, the three friends must search the attic of the big house for the source of a water leak, and they discover clues of a prisoner from the past. Marks on the walls suggest that a human being had been captive in these walls for more than 900 days! Otis' story then emerges—that of an ugly boy ostracised by his family and community almost two hundred years ago.

In his quest to trace the story of the prisoner in the attic, Yannick meets a girl who shares his interest in the mystery... as well as in love.

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