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The Bleeds

The Bleeds

“Nasrallah paints a vivid picture of this fictitious dictatorship, especially the father/son relationship that at once holds the country together and threatens to bring the whole house of cards crashing down.”

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The Crime on Cote des Neiges

The Crime on Cote des Neiges

The Crime on Cote des Neiges is fun, page-turning goodness, writing to wrap up warm in on a rainy day; a ticket to another world.”

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The Crime on Cote des Neiges

The Crime on Cote des Neiges

“Someone had gone to a hell of a lot of trouble just for me… They really needn’t have bothered.”

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The Bleeds

The Bleeds

“I like to take my breakfast on the veranda, in the humid morning air, while reading The Nation. That way I know exactly how to abuse its editor during our daily exchange. A national newspaper, to my mind, should have priorities.”

PETINF14-QuebecReads-Favicon-32x32Written by Dimitri Nasrallah
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2017 English-Language Publisher Hits & Misses

2017 English-Language Publisher Hits & Misses

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.

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The Original Face

The Original Face

“This is such a depressing waste of time,” he concludes. “This isn’t my life. My life is going nowhere working on art stuff. How do I get back to my life?”

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Sun of a Distant Land

Sun of a Distant Land

“Storytelling is a good way to look at the narrative. The Souleye/Soleil French pun being a prime example, translator Claire Holden Rothman has chosen to stick close to the French, given all the wordplay.”

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Sun of a Distant Land

Sun of a Distant Land

“I’ve heard it said that troubles don’t arrive alone. One trouble leads to the next, and often the second one is worse than the first. Pa once told me that the Japanese have an expression for this: A wasp stings the crying face.”

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Dimitri Nasrallah on Hungary-Hollywood Express

Dimitri Nasrallah on Hungary-Hollywood Express

Author, translator, and fiction editor Dimitri Nasrallah reveals what it was like to translate Hungary-Hollywood Express.

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Interview with Juliana Léveillé-Trudel

Interview with Juliana Léveillé-Trudel

An interview with Nirliit author Juliana Léveillé-Trudel.

This is part of an ongoing series of interviews with people who are closely involved with Quebec literature on a daily basis as we continue to talk to publishers, readers, bookstore owners, and translators to get a feel for today’s publishing scene in Quebec.

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Hungary-Hollywood Express

Hungary-Hollywood Express

Hungary-Hollywood Express reads very much as though it was written in English. The French never falls flat, and neither does the translation.

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Hungary-Hollywood Express

Hungary-Hollywood Express

“I saw Trinity Church. I saw the Woolworth Building. I saw St. Paul’s Chapel. I walked along Broadway. I saw the Stock Exchange. I saw City Hall. I saw thousands of stores open all night. I crossed twenty red lights and fourteen green lights.”

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A Stone in My Shoe

A Stone in My Shoe

George Ellenbogen’s A Stone in My Shoe: In Search of Neighbourhood is his story of Jewish culture within Montreal. Cities don’t live just in facts, anecdotes, and people, but in myths, in the rumours passed around neighbourhoods by enthusiastic children, or adults amusing themselves by telling tales.

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Interview with Dimitri Nasrallah

Interview with Dimitri Nasrallah

This is the first in a series of interviews with people who are closely involved with Quebec literature on a daily basis. In the future, we’ll talk to publishers, readers, bookstore owners, and translators to get a feel for today’s publishing scene in Quebec.

Dimitri Nasrallah is the fiction editor for Esplanade Books imprint, published by Véhicule Press, and the author of two award-winning novels.

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New Tab

New Tab

“Best way to describe my relationship with my hair would be ‘Hostage situation.’”

New Tab is a touching portrait of life in Montreal as so many of us know it today. Morissette’s is a unique voice, but at the same time it’s the voice of a generation, the voice of our generation.

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New Tab

New Tab

New Tab is a touching portrait of life in Montreal as so many of us know it today. Morissette’s is a unique voice, but at the same time it’s the voice of a generation, the voice of our generation.

“I thought about things like self-esteem, success, relationships and self-improvement all being for other people. I thought about self-sabotage being for me.
Later, I stared at what looked like the beginning of a sunrise.”

PETINF14-QuebecReads-Favicon-32x32Review by Peter McCambridge
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