Prayers of a Very Wise Child

About the Author: Roch Carrier

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  • Paperback
  • 168 pages
  • Prayers of a Very Wise Child
  • Roch Carrier
  • English
  • 14 May 2018
  • 0140149163

Prayers of a Very Wise Child In A Career Spanning Than Four Decades, Roch Carrier Has Never Failed To Make His Readers Laugh Prayers Of A Very Wise Child, Like So Much Of Carrier S Fiction, Has A Wonderfully Subtle And Whimsical Sense Of Humour That Allows Him To Explore The Depth Of The Human Heart And To Share With Readers His Enjoyment Of That Journey Set In The Rural Quebec Of Carrier S Childhood, It Traces A Young Man S Relationship With God Through His Prayers, From The Tender Age Of Seven Until The Unnamed Narrator Is Just About To Turn We Eavesdrop On His Innocent Questioning Of A God Who Takes The Lives Of Other Children, Allows Wars, And Doesn T Put A Stop To Evil We Find Prayers For Making Snow Fall On An Outdoor Ice Rink, Prayers For Becoming Good At Something, And Prayers To Help Curb The Narrator S Occasional Use Of Swear Words As He Reaches Puberty, We Find Him Obsessing About The Uncontrollable Urges That Fire His Imagination His Prayer Of The Little Soldier Who Stands At Attention Is Certainly Hilarious, But Carrier Is Careful Not To Mock The Seriousness Of This Very Real Dilemma In This Young Man S Life There S Even A Healthy Dose Of Questioning Of Religious Authority In The Prayer Of Someone Who Would Like To Know Where He Comes From, And This Prayer Foreshadows The Young Man S Decision To Leave His Religious Upbringing Behind In The Book S Final Chapter Carrier S Humour Is Never Exercised At The Expense Of His Character, And It Is This Respect That Ultimately Most Stirs The ReaderJeffrey Canton

10 thoughts on “Prayers of a Very Wise Child

  1. Elaine Cougler says:

    Prayers of a Very Wise Child by Roch Carrier This English translation retains the French Quebecois flavor so necessary to the depiction of rural Quebec through the eyes of a seven year old boy The method of showing his thoughts through various titled prayers to God works smoothly and naturally Carrier avoids the tedium often found in letter type novels I enjoyed this very much.

  2. Peter says:

    Roch Carrier is what might be called a National Treasureif only Quebecois might agreeand if the term wasn t overused This story, a coming of age account of a young man in Quebec as seen through his spiritual development is charming, filled with wisdom and a fair amount of mischief making.

  3. Catherine says:

    Loved these contes or vignettes written by a great French Canadian author I expected them to be a bit preachy and religious but was delighted with the child like innocence of ones such as Titties Prayer in which he thanks God for letting him get his first eyeful I howled with laughter.

  4. Meghan says:

    So clever, funny, and well written I love that little boy for asking all the questions I had.

  5. Dorothy says:

    Another great Roch Carrier book

  6. Jane Campbell says:

    One of the most wonderfully composed, and translated books about growing up in small town Quebec The writing was superb And hilarious.