Hunting Houses

Category: Book
By (author): Britt, Fanny
Translated By: Morelli, Christelle
Translated By: Ouriou, Susan
Subject:  FICTION / Canadian
  FICTION / Contemporary Women
  FICTION / Family Life
  FICTION / Literary
Publisher: House of Anansi Press Inc
Published: July 2017
Format: Book-paperback
Pages: 224
Size: 8.00in x 5.25in
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Additional Notes

From The Publisher*

Tessa is a thirty-seven-year-old real estate agent living in the suburbs of Montreal. She adores her husband and three young sons, but she's deeply unhappy and questioning the set of choices that have led to her present life.

After a surprising run-in with Francis, her ex-boyfriend and first love, Tessa arranges to see him. During the three days before their meeting, she goes about her daily life - there's swimming lessons, science projects, and dirty dishes. As the day of her meeting with Francis draws closer she has to decide if she is willing to disrupt her stable, loving family life for an uncertain future with him.

With startling clarity and emotional force, Fanny Britt gives us a complex portrait of a woman and a marriage from the inside out.

From The Publisher*Tessa is a real estate agent who adores her family, but she is deeply unhappy and questioning her choices. As the day of a long-awaited meeting with her ex-boyfriend draws closer Tessa has to decide if she is willing to disrupt her loving family life for an uncertain future.
Biographical Note

Fanny Britt is a playwright, novelist and translator. Her play Bienveillance won the Governor General's Literary Award for Drama (French). Her first novel, Les maisons, was short-listed for the France-Québec prize and the Prix littéraire des collégiens. She has also translated and adapted some thirty plays and novels.

Fanny Britt and Isabelle Arsenault first collaborated on the graphic novel Jane, the Fox and Me, winner of the Governor General's Literary Award for Children's Illustration (French) and the Joe Shuster Awards for Best Writer and Best Artist. It was also named a New York Times Best Illustrated Children's Book.

Susan Ouriou is an award-winning writer, editor and literary translator with over thirty translations and co-translations of fiction, non-fiction, children's and young adult literature to her credit. She has won the Governor General's Literary Award for Translation. She also recently published Nathan, a novel for young readers. Susan lives in Calgary.

CHRISTELLE MORELLI is a literary translator and French immersion teacher. She has translated several works of fiction for publication, including Jane, the Fox and Me and Stolen Sisters. Having lived in Quebec and France, she now makes her home with her family in Western Canada.