An English translation can be provided on demand
An English translation can be provided on demand
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Larry Tremblay

Le Christ obèse

(The Obese Christ)

168 pages | Avril 2013

8 000 copies sold!

Edgar is a timid and asocial thirty-something who has always lived in the shadow of his mother only recently passed away. One night, in a cemetery, he witnesses the brutal rape of a young woman that four horsemen of the Apocalypse leave for dead. Edgar decides to take the unconscious victim home. He makes a solemn promise to himself: he will be her saviour.

But what does the young man, haunted by his mother’s memory, really know of the person he has rescued? Of her identity or of her past? Over the course of time, for better or for worse, a strange fusional relationship develops between these two beings.

Nervous and singularly humane, Le christ obese is an implacable novel which digs down to the very roots of Good and Evil. Penned by one of our most surprising dramatists, this powerful work illustrates a most formidable mastery of suspense.

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Prix littéraire du Salon du livre du Saguenay
Finaliste - Prix littéraire des collégiens
Première sélection - Prix des libraires du Québec
Finaliste - Prix des lecteurs émergents de l'Abitibi-Témiscamingue

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Le Devoir

‘The violence in Le Christ obese, a short metaphorical novel, is such that it hurts the eyes’

‘Larry Tremblay has just concocted an amazing psycho-religious thriller.’

Le Soleil

‘This cinematographic novel advances with machinelike precision worthy of Hitchcock.’

Le libraire

‘A work of rare density, this novel confirms that whatever the genre, Larry Tremblay excels in sounding the very foundations of the human psyche with implacable acuteness.’

Larry Tremblay crédit photo Bernard Préfontaine


Larry Tremblay

Larry Tremblay is a writer, stage director, actor and Kathakali specialist. Translated into a dozen languages, his theatrical works have been staged in many countries and have garnered numerous literary prizes. In 2006, Gallimard published Piercing, a collection of his short stories. His bestseller, The Orange Grove, has been translated in 19 countries and adapted as a play.

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