Archive for October, 2014

Peut-être jamais

Peut-être jamais

“The first night happened at Sébastien’s place. Christophe was away, staying with friends in northern France. The bottles of wine had racked up fast, as had the cigarettes. We were like three shipwrecks on the couch, but our hands were already wandering like earthworms searching for a crack in the ground after the rain.”

PETINF14-QuebecReads-Favicon-32x32Translation by David Warriner
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Peut-être jamais

Peut-être jamais

Peut-être jamais is a novel that might well pull you out of your comfort zone. Maxime Collins clearly has talent and conjures up some inspiring words that spur the reader to reflect on the challenges of growing up, the fleeting nature of youth, and how our lives can change in a split-second.

PETINF14-QuebecReads-Favicon-32x32Review by David Warriner
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My October

My October

My October has impressive depth, building layer upon layer of personal, family tension. Can all this tension be boiled down to politics? Perhaps. But what comes first is family drama and lots of it in a very readable, cinematic page-turner.

PETINF14-QuebecReads-Favicon-32x32Review by Peter McCambridge
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Le vertige des insectes

Le vertige des insectes

“Mathilde felt her chest tighten. Maybe her heart was breaking. The days passed by unnoticed. A gloom woke her in the morning and enveloped her at night. Sadness caught up with her in each corner of the apartment.”

PETINF14-QuebecReads-Favicon-32x32Translation by Arielle Aaronson
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Le vertige des insectes

Le vertige des insectes

Le vertige des insectes is a subtle, unspectacular novel of checked smiles and repressed emotions. But still waters run deep.

PETINF14-QuebecReads-Favicon-32x32Review by Peter McCambridge
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Translation Interview with Arielle Aaronson

Translation Interview with Arielle Aaronson

This is the fifth in a series of interviews with people who are closely involved with Quebec literature on a daily basis, and the first to focus on the translation process. In the future, we’ll talk to publishers, readers, bookstore owners, and translators to get a feel for today’s publishing scene in Quebec.

Arielle Aaronson is a teacher and translator and recently published 21 Days in October with Baraka Books.

PETINF14-QuebecReads-Favicon-32x32Interview with Arielle Aaronson
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Cycling to Asylum

Cycling to Asylum

Cycling to Asylum is a mostly successful blend of various genres, set in future versions of New York City and Montreal.

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Hollywood

Hollywood

“I told her again that there is only one tragic drama in America: our emotions. The true victims of a great calamity are our feelings and perhaps those of the people closest to us. Nothing more.”

PETINF14-QuebecReads-Favicon-32x32Translation by Kathryn Gabinet-Kroo
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Hollywood

Hollywood

Is Hollywood a tragic love story, a parable of strength in the face of adversity, or a seething social commentary? No matter how you see it, Marc Séguin keeps us guessing until the final twist.

PETINF14-QuebecReads-Favicon-32x32Review by David Warriner
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