The Players

The Players Two French explorers arrive in Court to charm two ships from the English King The rest as they say is history or perhaps not Set in the libertine era of Restoration England The Players embarks on a

  • Title: The Players
  • Author: Margaret Sweatman
  • ISBN: 9780864925183
  • Page: 490
  • Format: Paperback
  • Two French explorers arrive in Court to charm two ships from the English King The rest, as they say, is history or perhaps not Set in the libertine era of Restoration England, The Players embarks on a voyage of discovery with compelling characters, a magical plot, and stunning imagery A tale of beginnings and of invention, this remarkable novel takes on the 17th cTwo French explorers arrive in Court to charm two ships from the English King The rest, as they say, is history or perhaps not Set in the libertine era of Restoration England, The Players embarks on a voyage of discovery with compelling characters, a magical plot, and stunning imagery A tale of beginnings and of invention, this remarkable novel takes on the 17th century with a contemporary sensibility Here, the ability to perform in Court, on stage, in private quarters, and in the brutal cold of James Bay might save your life and Lilly Cole must play along with the best of them.Sly, provocative, and ingeniously funny, Sweatman s prose explores the deep well of human motivation, how instinct trumps reason when survival is in question.

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    About "Margaret Sweatman"

    1. Margaret Sweatman

      Margaret Sweatman is a novelist, playwright, and lyricist She teaches literature and creative writing and performs with the Broken Songs Band Her three previous novels garnered Sweatman the McNally Robinson Prize for the Manitoba Book of the Year, the John Hirsch Award for the most promising Manitoba writer, the Rogers Writers Trust Fiction Prize, the Margaret Laurence Award for Fiction, the Sunburst Award for Canadian Literature of the Fantastic, and the Carol Shields Winnipeg Award She has also won a Genie for the song When Wintertime which she co wrote with her husband Glenn Buhr for the film, Seven Times Lucky She was born in Winnipeg where now makes her home.

    397 thoughts on “The Players”

    1. At its base, The Players is about a woman making her way through a universe ruled by men, doing whatever it takes to survive, which makes Lilly as much an explorer/adventurer as Des Groseilliers and Radisson. Lilly is the main 'player' in The Players, but in a way, all the characters are only acting their parts to achieve their true desires. The novel is also about the death of entire worlds, whole societies, replacing them with a new one, that of 'civilization.' As the explorers rue, "Civilizat [...]


    2. Margaret is an amazing and accomplished story teller. She's used the research available as well as a rich imagination to concoct a memorable story. I shall have Lilly Cole in my head for some time. But rather than the plot, it's the writing that makes this a standout piece of literature.



    3. A very interesting book. It takes some work to read as the language and characterization is unusual but it is worth the effort.


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