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Annie Perreault

La femme de Valence

216 pages | Mars 2018 | Couverture : Jordan Sullivan

A magnetic novel, intense and chiseled, a meditation on the defiant act of voluntarily vanishing.

While on vacation in Valencia with her family, Claire witnesses a distraught woman jumping off the roof of her hotel. This event will forever change the way she sees herself and interacts with others. Addressing issues of indifference and empathy, this first novel by Annie Perreault is a striking example of good novel pacing and explores with sensitivity how a single event can ripple through people and time.

Finaliste Prix des Rendez-vous du premier roman – Lectures plurielles
Finaliste Prix Ringuet de l'Académie des lettres du Québec
Finaliste Prix Hors Champ

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Annie Perreault

Born in the mid 70’s Annie Perreault has graduated from McGill’s University in Russian Studies and French Literature. In 2015, she published L’occupation des jours for which she received an Honourable Mention from the Prix Adrienne-Choquette, one of the most renowned prize for short stories in Quebec. La femme de Valence is her first novel and was shortlisted for the Rendez-vous du premier roman.

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