Award-winning author Dean Jobb has written a dramatic and compelling account of "Le grand derangement" -- the event that was immortalized in Longfellow's famous poem "Evangeline." Jobb brings a cast of characters to life so vividly that the reader is immediately captured by their stories. The richness of detail is remarkable. The quality of writing is cinematic.
The year 2005 marks the 250th anniversary of the expulsion. This book is a bridge across the centuries for the descendants of a founding people of this nation, whose courage and resourcefulness still resonate in modern-day Acadie.