A landmark of nationalist fiction, Hugh MacLennan’s Two Solitudes is the story of two peoples within one nation, each with its own legend and ideas of what a nation should be. In his vivid portrayals of human drama in First World War–era Quebec, MacLennan focuses on two individuals whose love increases the prejudices that surround them until they discover that “love consists in this, that two solitudes protect, and touch and greet each other.” The novel centres around Paul Tallard and his struggles in reconciling the differences between the English identity of his love Heather Methuen and her family, and the French identity of his father. Against this backdrop the country is forming, the chasm between French and English communities growing deeper. Published in 1945, the novel popularized the use of “two solitudes” as referring to a perceived lack of communication between English- and French- speaking Canadians. “Two Solitudes is MacLennan’s best-known novel, one of those rare books whose title alone shaped how this country speaks and thinks.” The Walrus “Two Solitudes, Hugh MacLennan’s 1945 masterpiece, sets out to do nothing less than explain Quebec to the rest of Canada and harmonize the dominion of future citizens.” Toronto Review of Books “Here is the substance of Canada, her countryside, her cities, her conflicting cultures, and, above all, her people.” The Canadian Forum Dan Ainslie, a brilliant doctor working with the miners of his native Cape Breton Island, is forty-two and deeply in love with his wife. Longing for the son he can never have, he comes to love the young Alan MacNeil, whose father deserted him and his mother several years before. Alan’s father’s return brings tragedy to those around him. “Each Man’s Son has many of the qualities that we have come to admire in MacLennan’s work. It has a clear and, at times, eloquent prose style; it has many individual scenes that are sharply and sympathetically projected; and it gives constant evidence of a lively and flexible mind.” The University of Toronto Quarterly Born in Glace Bay, Nova Scotia, Hugh MacLennan (1907–1990) taught at McGill University from 1951 to 1981 and wrote novels and essays that helped define Canadian literature. His novels include Barometer Rising (1941), The Watch That Ends the Night (1959), Return of the Sphinx (1967), and Voices in Time (1980). He also published several nonfiction works, including Cross Country (1949), Thirty and Three (1955), Scotsman’s Return and Other Essays (1960), and The Colour of Canada (1967). 9 M Q U P S P R I N G 2 0 1 8 S P E C I F I C AT I O N S June 2018 978-0-7735-2492-7 $19.95T CDN, $19.95A US, £15.99 paper 6 x 9 450pp eBook available S P E C I F I C AT I O N S June 2018 978-0-7735-2488-0 $19.95T CDN, $19.95A US, £15.99 paper 6 x 9 222pp eBook available Each Man’s Son hugh maclennan With a new introduction by Richard Marchand “What is distinctive about Each Man’s Son is its warmth and intimacy … Expertly planned and executed, it is the most human of his books.” The Globe and Mail Two Solitudes hugh maclennan With a new introduction by Michael Gnarowski Winner of the Governor General’s Award for Fiction Canada Reads Selection (CBC), 2013 n e w e d i t i o n s o f t h e m a j o r w o r k s o f a s e m i n a l c a n a d i a n w r i t e r