1950, 1st edition "First Printing" stated; Random House publishers, New York; "Translated from the French by Katherine Woods"; hardbound in sage green boards with silver lettering on cover and spine; very good condition; dust jacket has only minor edge wear.
When the oyster-fishing fleet sailed on Easter Sunday, it was Marie-Anne Goulec who voiced the thoughts of all the women of Cancale: that God would punish the town for the sacrilege. But God's accounting was not as simple as Marie-Anne's; the boats came back safe and with a big catch. The other women were relieved: Marie-Anne lost her faith. But the punishment came, swiftly and without warning. Marie-Anne, her faith restored, watch the disintegration of the fishing town that followed, and suffered rebellion and desertion in her own family...