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Monday March 29, 2010 in Books

The Angel of Solitude

By Marie-Claire Blais
Translated by Laura Hodes

The Angel of Solitude presides over the lives of eight young lesbian women who strive to achieve an all-female utopia within which homophobia, their pasts and their differences are abolished. As the narrative unfolds, we realize that none of the women are present directly—they come into being, and live their lives, only in and through the memories, observations and imaginations of each of the others. Thus, their mission to establish a fortress for themselves remains inconclusive; they have too much to overcome, both within themselves and in the world at large, to abandon their individual struggles for the sake of a group.

ISBN 13: 9780889223370 | ISBN 10: 889223378
6 W x 8 H inches | 144 pages
$17.95 CAN / $13.95 US
Rights: World
Backlist | Fiction | Bisac: FIC019000

About the Contributors

Marie-Claire Blais

Born in Quebec, Marie-Claire Blais published her first novel at the age of twenty, and has gone on to publish twenty novels to date in France and Quebec—all of which have been translated into English—in addition to five plays and several collections of poetry. All of her writings have met with international acclaim. Winner of the Prix Médicis, the Prix Belgo-Canadien, the Prix France-Québec and many others, Blais continues to devote herself to work that is proud and exacting.

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