“I think to myself, yes, we’re happy. If there is a threat to our marriage, it’s not coming from me.”
“Filled with dramatic flair and brilliantly told, Betsi Larousse is a story drawn in shades of madness and humour.”
A postcolonial novel of consensus, Seven Lakes Further North reconciles clashing polarities, while painting the Canadian landscape in dreamlike detail.
“I’d already felt trouble brewing in my heart, rebels lurking in the tall grass, guilt and other wild beasts waiting to leap from their lair and rip apart what was left of my innocence.” Neil Smith translates the first chapter of C’est pas moi, je le jure!
Paths of Desire is an intriguing title for a novel. “You see them in parks sometimes. They’re the rough trails made by people who leave the marked footpaths and cut across a grassy area or field. Some say these paths are the result of bad urban planning, but I wonder if it isn’t simply an expression of non-conformity, a desire for freedom.”