Archive for February, 2017

Bitter Rose

Bitter Rose

Gender runs through this novel—or is it fictionalized memoir?—this “world where no one spoke of men, they were not a subject of conversation because they didn’t really exist…”

PETINF14-QuebecReads-Favicon-32x32Review by Peter McCambridge
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Rhapsody in Quebec

Rhapsody in Quebec

The beauty of the world cannot be expressed in one language alone, always the same. And a poem by Anne Hébert can even speak to the goof-off seated in the last row of the class of a regular high school in a Danish village.

PETINF14-QuebecReads-Favicon-32x32Translation by Casey Roberts
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News From My Mother

News From My Mother

“I walked from one apartment block to the other, trying to find a trace of your existence. It’s stupid, I know. But I was hoping that the happiness you guys felt forty years ago would have been set in the bricks or concrete, imprisoned in the reflection of the tiles..”

PETINF14-QuebecReads-Favicon-32x32Translation by Benjamin Hedley
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Stealing Lord Stanley’s Cup

Stealing Lord Stanley’s Cup

Michel Laprise makes history come alive, lifting statistics and players from the heyday of the Toronto Maple Leafs and Montreal Canadiens off the page and bringing them to life, blending fact and fiction to describe the theft of Lord Stanley’s Cup.

PETINF14-QuebecReads-Favicon-32x32Review and translation by Peter McCambridge
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Bodies

Bodies

“I’ve stopped bringing my body out with me again. I date men who don’t have bodies and I pretend I don’t either.”

PETINF14-QuebecReads-Favicon-32x32Short story by Natalia Hero
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Hiroshimoi

Hiroshimoi

“She falls asleep with you, at night. Sees your morning waffle. Smells your fresh-out-of-the-shower scent and knows how water beads on your skin just before you wrap yourself up in a towel.”

PETINF14-QuebecReads-Favicon-32x32Translation by Marie-Claude Plourde
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