Author(s): Brian Moore
Laforgue felt his body tremble. What can be keeping them? Has the Commandant refused? Why has he not sent for me? Is this God's punishment for my lie about my hearing? Father Laforgue, an idealistic Jesuit, embarks on a desparate mission to relieve an isolated priest in danger of his life in the wilds of seventeenth-century New France. Black Robe is a tautly suspenseful tale of physical and spiritual adventure, and a meditation on good and evil in the human heart. With an introduction by Colm Toibin.
Brian Moore (1921-1999) was born in Belfast. He served with the British Ministry of War Transport during WW2 in North Africa, Italy and France. After the war he worked for the United Nations before emigrating to Canada in 1948 where he began to write novels. Shorlisted for the Booker three times, Moore died in California. On his death, the LA Times called him 'one of the few genuine masters of the contemporary novel'.