“Even then, it was no tearful reconciliation, just a phone call, mutual expressions of hurt and rebuke, and a receiver hung up as violently as the slamming of a door.”
“It’s clear that Réhel is a poet: time after time, he resists the temptation to reach for the everyday description of this grey, everyday world and instead adds a light poetic twist that’s just enough to sparkle on the page without distancing or disorienting.”
“Leroux’s work is filled with striking metaphors and descriptions. Every sense is evoked.”
“When we look back in 50 years,” reads one newspaper article, “we’ll be able to point to the arrival of Huldu as the moment we lost our humanity.”
Read an excerpt from the 2018 Scotiabank Giller Prize finalist.
“She thought, if I can balance on one leg for ten seconds, I won’t cry. If I fall, I’ll cry. She fell.”