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Posted: Tuesday January 13, 2015
Jean-François Caron

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.

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The 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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