Then We Were OneFront Cover

ISBN: 9780889226678 | paperback / softback

$19.95 | 288 pages | Pub. Date: 2011
5.50 W × 8.50 H × 1.25 D inches
Non-Fiction | Backlist | Bisac: BIO025000
ISBN 13: 9780889226678 | Rights: WORLD

Shocked by his brother's death from psychological trauma sustained in the Vietnam War, Fred A. Reed sets out on a journey of personal discovery. By way of Greece, the Balkans, and the mystical Anatolian highlands, in pursuit of iconoclasts in Syria and Lebanon, he comes under the spell of Islam. In its embrace, he finds renewed brotherhood and liberation.

International journalist and award-winning literary translator Fred A. Reed is a specialist on Middle East politics and religion. He has reported for La Presse, CBC Radio-Canada, Montreal Gazette, and Le Devoir. He is a three time winner of the Governor General's Award for Translation.

By Fred A. Reed

Sophie Bienvenu is a Québécois writer. After studying visual communication in Paris, she settled in Quebec in 2001 and quickly established herself as a successful blogger. Et au pire, on se mariera (La Mèche) her first novel, was followed by Chercher Sam (translation forthcoming from Talonbooks, 2019), and Autour d’elle, translated as Around Her by Rhonda Mullins (Talonbooks, 2018). Ceci n’est pas de l’amour (This Is Not Love) was her first poetry collection, published in 2016 by Poètes de brousse. Bienvenu’s writing takes its readers on an emotional journey, an intense exploration of profoundly human characters, transforming the ordinary into the extraordinary.

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news | 2011-10-31
Judith's Sister, Miss Take, and Then We Were One Have Arrived!

…Take by Réjean Ducharme, and Fred A. Reed’s Then We Were One. Judith’s Sister In 1968, an eleven-year-old girl … only gazes with an inscrutable Mona Lisa smile. Then We Were One Shocked by his brother’s death from injuries …