“Document 1 is just as much of a page-turner in English as it is in French—despite the fact that nothing really happens.”
“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.”
“I held the printed book in my hands for the first time just a few days ago and am a little afraid to open it.”
This year, we begin a new tradition and ask a handful of English-language publishers to look back at 2017, focusing as ever on Quebec fiction.
“It gets steep. Very steep. I can’t see the end of the incline. It’s really long. Félix takes off like a shot. I hate him.”
“This is narrative as a performance. And what a performance.”