Antonine Maillet, the author, was born in Bouctouche, New Brunswick, in the heart of "l'Acadie." The author of twenty-six works of novels and plays, she has been awarded eleven literary prizes in Canada and Europe. Antonine Maillet is Docteur de lettres of Laval University of Quebec and has received thirteen honorary degrees.
Gapi and Sullivan
Gapi, a lighthouse keeper and the husband of la Sagoine, is reunited with his navigator friend Sullivan, who has roamed the seas in quest of a "world full of hidden treasures." But the bond between the two men is threatened when old animosities are rekindled. At the heart of the conflict, is the woman whose love they once shared: la Sagoine.
[A] compelling piece of theatre that should have a long life.
Gapi's long wait for a reunion with Sullivan has once more provided Antoine Maillet with a chance to prove her inimitable talent – and non better than she can bring to life these ordinary folks of Acadia.
Luis de Cépedes is a freelance writer for Radio Canada.