Hold Your Tongue: A Novel

  • Author / Creator
    Tétreault, Matthew JM
  • This novel manuscript explores Francophone Métis identity in Manitoba. Forced to consider his future after losing his job, and learning of his girlfriend’s pregnancy, a young man reflects upon his family’s heritage as he struggles to take responsibility. Tensions over language and culture, evoked and exacerbated by the deteriorating condition of his great uncle, drive the young man to make sense of his family’s past. In this world, where family traditions are forgotten, where the French language is gradually subsumed, and where antagonisms flare up between rural and urban life, characters labour to make ends meet and assert their identity.

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  • Graduation date
    2016-06:Fall 2016
  • Type of Item
  • Degree
    Master of Arts
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  • License
    This thesis is made available by the University of Alberta Libraries with permission of the copyright owner solely for non-commercial purposes. This thesis, or any portion thereof, may not otherwise be copied or reproduced without the written consent of the copyright owner, except to the extent permitted by Canadian copyright law.
  • Language
  • Institution
    University of Alberta
  • Degree level
  • Department
    • Department of English and Film Studies
  • Specialization
    • English
  • Supervisor / co-supervisor and their department(s)
    • Wharton, Thomas (English and Film Studies)
  • Examining committee members and their departments
    • Sing, Pamela (Campus St-Jean)
    • Braz, Albert (English and Film Studies)
    • Ouzgane, Lahoucine (English and Film Studies)