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Suzanne / by Anaïs Barbeau-Lavalette ; translated by Rhonda Mullins.

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  • 1 of 2 copies available at Sechelt/Gibsons. (Show)
  • 1 of 1 copy available at Gibsons Public Library.

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Location Call Number / Copy Notes Barcode Shelving Location Holdable? Status Due Date
Gibsons Public Library FIC BARB (Text) 30886001049952 Adult Fiction Hardcover Volume hold Available -

Record details

  • ISBN: 9781552453476 (paperback)
  • Physical Description: 261 pages ; 22 cm
  • Publisher: Toronto : Coach House Books, 2017.

Content descriptions

General Note:
"Originally written by Anais Barbeau-Lavalette and published in French as La femme qui fuit by Marchand de feuilles, 2015"--Title page verso.
Translation of: La femme qui fuit.
Summary, etc.:
"Anaïs Barbeau-Lavalette never knew her mother’s mother. Curious to understand why her grandmother, Suzanne, a sometime painter and poet associated with Les Automatistes, a movement of dissident artists that included Paul-Émile Borduas, abandoned her husband and young family, Barbeau-Lavalette hired a private detective to piece together Suzanne’s life. Suzanne, winner of the Prix des libraires du Québec and a bestseller in French, is a fictionalized account of Suzanne’s life over eighty-five years, from Montreal to New York to Brussels, from lover to lover, through an abortion, alcoholism, Buddhism, and an asylum. It takes readers through the Great Depression, Québec's Quiet Revolution, women’s liberation, and the American civil rights movement, offering a portrait of a volatile, fascinating woman on the margins of history. And it’s a granddaughter’s search for a past for herself, for understanding and forgiveness."--Provided by the publisher.
Subject: Dissenters > Canada > Fiction.
Grandmothers > Fiction.
Women artists > Canada > Fiction.
Montréal (Québec) > Fiction.

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