An English translation can be provided on demand
An English translation can be provided on demand
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Christiane Vadnais

Faunes

(Fauna)

144 pages | Septembre 2019

Laura always finds herself in strange places, whether it is in the fog-filled city of Shivering Heights, a floating hamlet surrounded by danger-infested waters or the High Arctic with its ravenous bears. Lead by her scientific curiosity, she is a willing witness to the increasingly violent climate changes unaware that, in this world in mutation, the line between humans and monsters is irrevocably blurred. An eye opening debut by a writer to watch.

A feverish and sensual novel about living in a world where nature slowly takes its revenge on humanity.

Prix des Horizons imaginaires
Prix du CALQ - Œuvre de la relève dans la Capitale-Nationale
Prix de création littéraire de la ville de Québec et du Salon international du livre de Québec 2019
Liste préliminaire - Les Rendez-vous du 1er roman
Finaliste - Prix Aurora Boréal – Meilleur roman 2019
Coup de coeur Renaud-Bray
Les libraires conseillent : sélection de février 2019
Palmarès littéraire 2018 - Les 10 meilleurs romans de l'année - Plus on est de fous, plus on lit!

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Reviews

La Presse

‘‘A new novelist you must read.
★★★★

Publishers Weekly

‘‘Vadnais’s exciting debut immerses the reader into the dreamy and menacing near-future world of Shivering Heights, a flooded wilderness in the twilight of the human race. […] This dark, sensual novel invites the reader to imagine nature thriving in the toxic aftermath of human domination, and makes for an essential addition to the recent crop of eco-fiction.

Heather O'Neill, author of The Lonely Hearts Hotel

“Vadnais’s language is a wild garden that encompasses and devours all life.”

Autrice

Christiane Vadnais

Born in 1986 in Quebec City, Christiane Vadnais has a master in literary studies. Her novel Faunes received a tremendous amount of positive reviews, both from the readers and the critics, a rare treatment for a first book. Shortlisted for both Prix des Horizons imaginaires and Prix Aurora Boréal, she won the well renowned Prix de creation littéraire de la ville de Québec et du SILQ in 2019.

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