Rachel Seiffert

Adrift on the Canadian frontier: The Voyageur, by Paul Carlucci, reviewed

Based on the 19th-century ‘voyageur’ Alexis de Martin, Carlucci’s young protagonist is befriended by kindly strangers. But what are their true motives?

Dr William Beaumont inserts a tube into the torso of Alexis St Martin. Illustration of the historical case on which Carlucci’s novel is based. [Getty Images]

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