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Monday March 29, 2010 in Books

Saga of the Wet Hens

By Jovette Marchessault
Translated by Linda Gaboriau

One night in the Promised Land of the North of the Americas, at the centre of a fabulous vortex, four women—Laure Conan, Germaine Guèvremont, Gabrielle Roy and Anne Hèbert—meet, and perform six tableaux. Onstage, the women talk and gallop, they sit and rock; they descend from the heavens like angels, they menstruate, they sing; they bake bread, they eat, they say Mass; they trade secrets, recite poetry, share their hopes and fears, their dreams and private terrors; they look into history, decide to collaborate, they write; they become hens, they support and give birth to each other—and to all women everywhere. Saga of the Wet Hens is Jovette Marchessault’s first full-length play and a major poetic dramatic literary work.

ISBN 13: 9780889222137 | ISBN 10: 889222134
6 W x 9 H inches | 136 pages
$17.95 CAN / $13.95 US
Rights: World
Backlist | Drama | Bisac: DRA013000

QUOTES OF NOTE

Potent feminist literture.
Quill & Quire

[Marchessault’s fiction is lyrical and heartfelt, her drama literary, allusive and absolutely original.
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About the Contributors

Jovette Marchessault

Born in Montreal, Quebec, Jovette Marchessault is a novelist, a playwright and a sculptor. She is the winner of the Prix France-Québec, the Grand Prix Littéraire Journal de Montréal, and the Grand Prix Littéraire de la ville de Sherbrooke, and the Governor General’s Award. Like a Child of the Earth (1988), The Magnificent Voyage of Emily Carr (1992), Mother of the Grass (1989), Saga of the Wet Hens (1983) and White Pebbles in the Dark Forests (1990) are available in English translation from Talonbooks.

Linda Gaboriau

Linda Gaboriau is an award-winning literary translator based in Montreal.

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Saga of the Wet Hens
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Translated by Linda Gaboriau
Drama


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