Winner of the 2004 Governor General's Literary Award for Fiction (French language)
Shortlisted for the 2006 Scotiabank Giller Prize.
Marianne, a young Montrealer, has come to live in Tuscany to draw and write and examine her life. Here she meets Marco, a temptingly seductive man who still lives in his mother's house in the village and who's not prepared to commit himself to anything resembling a shared life. Though he breaks her heart, again and again, Marianne can only avoid him by returning to Canada. This first novel by Pascale Quiviger is marked by its luminous language and its unstinting look at what makes Marianne, and Marco, and, indeed, an entire village and the world beyond it, tick.
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Told in a simple, yet luminous language, translated by Sheila Fischman at the top of her form, Pascale Quiviger's award-winning and critically acclaimed novel will leave its readers with strong memories of entirely original characters, a moving situations, and the sense that life can be lived beyond the borders we create for ourselves.About the Author:
Pascale Quiviger was born in Montreal. She holds both a Master's degree in Philosophy and a degree in Fine Arts. She lives in Italy, where she paints, writes and teaches visual arts. She has exhibited in both Canada and Italy, and has published a collection of short stories, Ni sol ni ciel (2001). Her novel Le cercle parfait (A Perfect Circle) won the 2004 Governor General's Literary Award for Fiction in the Franch Language.
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Book Description Cormorant Books Inc., 2006. Paperback. Book Condition: New. book. Bookseller Inventory # 1896951961