Une histoire américaine

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Une histoire américaine is a novel published in 1986 by Canadian novelist, essayist, children's writer, journalist, filmmaker and poet, Jacques Godbout.

Une histoire américaine was one of the novels chosen for inclusion in the French version of Canada Reads, broadcast on Radio-Canada in 2004, where it was championed by union activist and professor Gérald Larose.

Plot summary[edit]

Grégory Francœur, a brilliant professor from Quebec, leaves his family and political career behind to become the assistant to a distinguished academic in San Francisco. Because of a misunderstanding, typical of the ambiguity that has been Francœur's lot in life, he becomes involved in a dangerous case of illegal immigration.