“Quebec lit is autofiction, and it’s fantastical imaginings à la Sylvain Neuvel or Paige Cooper. It’s slender volumes of taut prose and big sprawling historical novels. It’s two solitudes and it’s a beautiful cacophony of languages. It probably has snow.”
“Quebec literature is seldom to be found where we expect it.”
L’année la plus longue—Daniel Grenier’s first novel following an initial collection of short stories, also published by Le Quartanier—is impressive both in scope and ambition. It is the “story of a man who couldn’t grow old,” a saga of epic proportions.