Author: Clive Doucet
Illustrator: Andrew Herygers
Lost and Found in Acadie contains many threads of history, woven together to create a complex tapestry depicting the history of Acadia and the people that belong to it. Clive Doucet delivers a personal story, and the stories of many others, as he passes through the hundreds of years of Acadian history. The pillars of Acadian society are contrasted sharply with those upholding our society today, and the comparisons are both enlightening and saddening. We come to know the many ways of life that fall into the Acadian experience, and the many Acadians who followed those ways. Within this book, we rove from the initial settling of Acadia, on through the friendship developed with the Mi'kmaq, into the civil war that helped to tear Acadia apart, to the horrors of the deportation and the subsequent attempts to rebuild and relocate history, family, and truth amidst a shattered people.
Clive Doucet is an Ottawa politician and writer with Acadian roots in Cape Breton. For more information about Nimbus Publishing visit: https://www.nimbus.ca/