Guyana

Category: Book
Translated By: Mullins, Rhonda
By (author): Turcotte, Elise
Subject:  FICTION / Canadian
  FICTION / Contemporary Women
  FICTION / Psychological
Publisher: Coach House Books
Published: April 2014
Format: Book-paperback
Pages: 144
Size: 8.14in x 5.24in x 0.50in
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From The Publisher*Nominated for the 2014 Governor General's Literary Award for Translation All sorts of things can happen, no matter what road you take, and I never forget that. Death in particular can never be forgotten. Since Rudi's death, I have tried to anticipate and dodge obstacles like an Olympic skier. My agile imagination glides between the little red flags with ease. Philippe's imagination is both infinite andinflexible. It's a dangerous combination. He stays planted on the ground while looking down over reality. Between us, we do a good job of filling the realm of the possible. I figured I shouldn't tell him the news: your hairdresser hanged herself in her salon. Ana and her son, Philippe, are grieving the loss of Philippe's father when Philippe's hairstylist, Kimi, dies in an apparent suicide. Driven by a force she doesn't understand, Ana starts digging into Kimi's past in Guyana in 1978, which leads to nested tales of north and south, past and present, and to the Jonestown Massacre. A stunning translation of a masterpiece by one of Quebec's most important novelists.
Biographical NoteÉlise Turcotte is a novelist and award-winning poet who has twice received the Prix Émile-Nelligan. Her novel The Alien House was shortlisted for the 2004 Governor General's Literary Award for Translation. Turcotte lives in Montreal, where she teaches at the CEGEP de Vieux-Montreal. Rhonda Mullins is a translator, writer and editor. She translated Jocelyne Saucier's Jeanne's Road and And the Birds Rained Down , for which she was shortlisted for the 2013 Governor General's Literary Award for Translation, her second such nomination. Mullins lives in Montreal.