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The Promise of the River
  • A lovely coming-of-age story
    with a touching end
  • A passionate argument against
    racism, exclusion, and homophobia
  • An already established juvenile
    fiction writer in her native land
Annie Bacon
The Promise of the River
(La Promesse du fleuve)
Type
Middle-Grade
Word count
45 000 words
All rights available

An unforgettable river journey marked by friendship and courage

Odilon has a dream: he wants to find Promised Land, an island her mother spoke of in the old days. An island where he and his older sister Babette can live in peace. To escape the war against the birdmen, they board the raft of a strange poet who is riding the river in search of adventure.

Together they will discover marvellous and terrifying places: the city of the words of power, the island of bastards, and a town that lives only for giant snail races. Along the way they will meet new companions who are also seeking refuge.

But where will the river finally take them? Does Promised Land really exist anywhere else but in Odilon’s heart?

  • A lovely coming-of-age story
    with a touching end
  • A passionate argument against
    racism, exclusion, and homophobia
  • An already established juvenile
    fiction writer in her native land

About the author

Annie Bacon
Annie Bacon was born in Montreal in 1974. She fulfils her dreams of exotic places through her writing, first with video game scripts for major firms, then with a score of youth fiction novels published in Quebec.