Read an excerpt from the 2018 Scotiabank Giller Prize finalist.
“Life is made up of conflict, pleasure, harmony, and dissonance. The same elements are found in music, art, and the novels of Eric Dupont.”
“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.”
“Perhaps the most enduring quality of Quebec literature is its preoccupation with identity.”
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…”
“It was there, just at the bottom of the eighth beer, that we would start to lose him. He would begin to lift up off the ground, rising ever higher, ever further, until we needed a telescope to watch him ascend into the sky.”