It seems reductive, it seems too obvious to mention, but Suzanne is on the BTBA longlist because it’s beautifully written.
“One layer that I do really appreciate about Quebec literature is the presence of a social engagement, a politicizing of the subject, voice, language through the material of language at a kind of ground roots level.”
“Aaaaah! Not the plumbers! What’ll we do without plumbers?”
“It’s the first words, the opening lines that grab my attention. They have to land, leave their mark.”
“The Crime on Cote des Neiges is fun, page-turning goodness, writing to wrap up warm in on a rainy day; a ticket to another world.”