Synapses Front Cover

Paperback / softback
ISBN: 9781772012231
Pages: 225
Pub. Date: May 15 2019
Dimensions: 8" x 5" x 0.3125"
Rights: Available: WORLD
Categories
Fiction / FIC048000

  • BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY / Literary Figures
  • BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY / Artists, Architects, Photographers
  • DRAMA / Canadian
  • FICTION / Literary
  • FICTION / LGBTQ+ / Lesbian
  • DRAMA / Indigenous Peoples in the Americas
  • POETRY / Canadian
  • POETRY / Subjects & Themes / Animals & Nature
  • POETRY / Subjects & Themes / Political &

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Synapses

By Simon Brousseau
Translated by Pablo Strauss

Formally inventive, Simon Brousseau’s Synapses orchestrates a series of beautifully crafted literary snapshots, each involving a different character, eloquently presented using a sole, twisting and turning, stylistically accomplished sentence written in the second-person singular. Brousseau depicts a vast society of differing psyches and souls, all unique and idiosyncratic, yet interconnected, quasi neurologically, in a dialogic network of humanity. With Synapses, his first novel, Brousseau realizes the surprising feat of a pointillist literary masterpiece.

"By situating the reader in a multitude of perspectives, [Brousseau] pushes the limits of human empathy in ways that a traditional novel cannot"
Montréal Review of Books

"The mind searches for and finds pleasing dialogic connections between the snapshots."
—Ian MacLean, The Malahat Review