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Matthieu Simard

Les écrivements

245 pages | Février 2020 | Couverture : Pascal Colpron

8 000 copies sold!

For 40 years, a woman has resisted the urge to seek out the man who shared her life before going missing one night in December 1976. At 80, she learns that he is affected with Alzheimer’s. Her promise holds no longer: she must get to the bottom of what happened before he loses all recollection of the past.

A tender novel told in an irresistible voice with mordant and subtle humour, Les écrivements (Ramblings) offers up a reflection on the vagaries of human memory, on the things we inadvertently forget and those we chose to dismiss from our minds. A feelgood novel in the spirit of And the Birds Rained Down and The One hundred year old man.

Prix littéraire France-Québec 2019
Les libraires conseillent : sélection de novembre 2018
Matthieu Simard credit photo Idra Labrie


Matthieu Simard

Matthieu Simard is the author of seven novels, including Llouis qui tombe tout seul which earned him a nomination for the Grand Prix Littéraire Archambault. The first volume in his series for young adults, Pavel, was a finalist for the Governor General’s Literary Award. More recently, he wrote the screenplay for a film adaptation of his bestselling book Ça sent la coupe, brought to theatres by Patrice Sauvé. Matthieu Simard lives in Montreal.

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