Pas même le bruit d’un fleuve
(Not even the Sound of a River)
192 pages | 5 avril 2022
9 000 copies sold!
When Hanna finds notebooks in her mother’s belongings, she decides to travel up the St.Lawrence river, to try to find the thread which could tie her life to Simone’s, this silent woman who distanced herself from her own life. Along the river, Hanna will meet Antoine, her mother’s true love, and will go all the way back to 1914, to the sinking of the Empress of Ireland. She will discover how personal tragedies which affect generations sometimes stem from a catastrophe, and how the survivors can be the true castaways. Through this journey, there will be the power of art and that of friendship to escort a luminous and demanding interior quest.
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Le mot et le reste
‘This brilliantly written novel is a subtle but powerful reminder that our memory is long, spans generations and centuries, and reveals the echoes of life’s dramas, big and small, long after they occur. A book that will stir up a whirlpool of emotion and change you for the better’
‘In clear, evocative, stripped-down prose, the author carries us into the deepest, darkest depths of the human psyche, but we resurface stronger for it.’