By Tremblay, LiseTranslated by Gaboriau, Linda
In 1968 an eleven-year-old girl contemplates her social prospects. Her mother is prepared to do anything to make sure her children don't grow up ignorant, like Judith's attractive sister Claire. This coming-of-age novel focuses on solitude, alienation, obesity, lies, sexuality, s...hame, madness, and fear of strangers, and our first encounters with the betrayals of friends, family, and community.Born in 1957 in Saguenay, award-winning Lise Tremblayis one of Quebec's most prominent novelists, and winner of the Governor General's Award for Fiction for her third novel Mile End. Linda Gaboriauis a Governor General's Award-winning translator.Read more
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Lise Tremblay was born in Chicoutimi. In 1991, her novel, L'Hiver de pluie, won the Prix de la decouverte litteraire de l'annee awarded by the Saguenay-Lac-Saint-Jean Salon du Livre, as well as the Canada Council for the Arts-Stuffer Prize. In 1999, her novel, La Danse juive won the Governor General's Award for fiction. La Heronniere, her collection of short stories, was awarded the 2003 Grand Prix du livre de Montreal. Ms. Tremblay lives in Montreal where she teaches literature at Cegep Vieux-Montreal. Linda Gaboriau is an award-winning literary translator based in Montreal. Her translations of plays by Quebec's most prominent playwrights have been published and produced across Canada and abroad. In her work as a literary manager and dramaturge, she has directed numerous translation residencies and international exchange projects. She was the founding director of the Banff International Literary Translation Centre. Most recently she won the 2010 Governor General's Award for Forests, her translation of the play by Wajdi Mouawad.
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