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Élise Turcotte

L’apparition du chevreuil

168 pages | Août 2021

2 500 copies sold!

After receiving threats on social media, a writer takes shelter in the woods. There, instead of the peace she was longing for, she finds herself haunted by her troubled family past and surrounded by a nature as hostile as the civilization she left. The cabin nearby is supposed to be abandoned, but what if someone was hiding there?

Like a roe in the snow, this panting story provokes a necessary clatter and tells a family drama that has to be revealed once and for all.

Prix Ringuet de l'Académie des lettres du Québec
Finaliste au Prix des libraires du Québec
Présélection du Prix littéraire France Québec
Coup de coeur Renaud-Bray

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‘This novel shines bright with intelligence and mastered originality.’

Marie-France Bornais

Journal de Québec

‘Élise Turcotte gives a moving novel, shocking by its realism.

Élise Turcotte


Élise Turcotte

An accomplished writer, Élise Turcotte has received many literary awards for her poetry, short stories and novels. She won the Grand Prix du livre de Montréal in 2011 as well as two Governor General Literary Awards, for her novel Guyana in 2002, and for Rose : derrière le rideau de la folie, a poetry book for children, in 2009. In 2011, Élise Turcotte was honoured with the prestigious career grant from the Conseil des arts et des lettres du Québec.

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