Clive Doucet

Clive Doucet is the author of novels, novellas, plays, poetry, and a memoire, as well as a television drama and several works for radio broadcast. His Acadian heritage has influenced much of his work, notably My grandfather's Cape Breton (McGraw-Hill Ryerson, 1980), a memoire which was adapted into play form for the Blyth Festival in 1981. His novel Disneyland Please (Fitzhenry and Whiteside, 1978) was nominated for the Books in Canada First Novel Award.

Doucet was the founding president of the Ottawa Independent Writers and the first writer to sit on the Ottawa-Carlton Regional Arts Advisory Committee. Doucet currently makes his home in Ottawa.

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112 pages/trade paper

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Looking for Henry

ISBN: 978-1-895449-91-4


Looking for Henry is a long poem sequence which, through its search for “missing” Métis painter Henry Letendre, becomes a search for self, for history and for the intricate weave of Métis, Acadian and Micmac destinies and dispossessions.

In this original, compelling book, Doucet delves into his own Cape Breton Acadian roots and through Letendre's paintings and ancestry parallels the sad histories of the Métis and Acadien people.

“The ground was different [at Batoche], the earth much softer, and richer than it was back home. I took my shoes off and ran over the ground barefoot like a child, amazed at the velvet feeling of the deep, prairie soil and the complex sense of this being a pivotal place in the evolution of our nation.”


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