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  A CHARACTER STEPS FORWARD   Stephen WILLIAMS grew up in an orphanage and longed to be adopted like his friend and fellow orphan, Thomas. In The Apple House Mr. Williams is portrayed as a petty thief who stole from his foster family and corrupted his foster brother. A few months ago after a long, some say enforced silence, he came forward to set the record straight. The interview took place on a Sunday morning in the workroom of Laviolette … Continue reading

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A conversation with Louise C

Louise: What prompted you to write the Apple House? Gillian: Growing up in Quebec in the fifties and sixties, I was aware of two major divides in the cultural landscape, religion and language. Religion was something one was born to. Babies were issued baptismal certificates, not birth certificates. School Boards were either Catholic or Protestant and taxes were directed to one or the other. Religion was immutable but language was another matter. Hardly anyone I knew spoke French but lots … Continue reading

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