Challenged Works

L’été des baleines

By Michèle Marineau


1991—When the author was invited to a school in Princeville (QC) to speak on this sequel to the novel <em>Cassiopée ou l’été polonais</em>, for which she received the Governor General’s Award, a group of parents objected to the visit because the book deals with, among other things, teenage sex. After a survey of the sexual habits of students revealed that the novel would not unleash a wave of traumas, the visit was allowed to take place.

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