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Jean-François Caron was born in La Pocatière, Quebec, in 1978. In 2005, he became editor-in-chief of Voir Saguenay/Alma, where he spent five years as a cultural correspondent and columnist. In 2010, he assumed responsibility for communications and audience development at La Rubrique Theatre. Currently editor-in-chief of the journal of the Quebec Union of Writers, he also belongs to the editorial board of Lettres québécoises. Caron is the author of two books of poetry and a previous novel. He holds a master’s degree in literary studies from the Université du Québec and lives and works in the relative isolation of Sainte-Béatrix, Quebec.
QUOTES OF NOTEThe Keeper’s Daughter
"Caron’s tangled timeline, sharp transitions, and multitude of perspectives force the reader to experience the story in a specific way … Within this conceptual form, Caron’s writing is gorgeous and evocative; every scene is described in rich and tangible detail."
– Québec Reads
"Throughout the novel, Caron combines short, poetic fragments and trailing sentences, and Wilson skilfully recreates this lovely style in his translation."
– Québec Reads
“Jean-François Caron has given us one of the most accomplished novels of the season … The writing is certainly poetic, but it is also funny and surprising, precise and fluid, rilliant and arresting.”
– La Presse
“Sheer joy to read.”
“The disjunction between appearance and reality is a skillful reflection of the documentary, and Sainte-Marée, itself. This interesting book deconstructs and interrogates the processed and polished history that other Quebec novels sometimes present, and does this in such a way that both form and content are working toward the same goal.”
– Literary Review of Canada
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