White Pebbles in the Dark ForestsFront Cover

ISBN: 9780889222809 | paperback / softback

$16.95 | 128 pages | Pub. Date: 1990
6.00 W × 9.00 H × 0.35 D inches
Fiction | Backlist | Bisac: FIC019000
ISBN 13: 9780889222809 | Rights: WORLD

The third volume in Marchessault’s autobiographically based trilogy. White Pebbles in the Dark Forests traces a reconciliation between men and women, children and parents, animals and humans, and the past and future as it looks at the connections between the visible and the invisible. Following Like a Child of the Earth and Mother of the Grass, this volume introduces Noria, an aviatrix who, like a shaman, flies across the night sky of North America to deliver the world a message of hope and recovery, and Jeanne, the writer who practices the magic art of healing; the art of literature.

By 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.

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Translated by Yvonne M. Klein

Yvonne M. Klein is a retired college English professor and a professional translator and editor who reads an awful lot of crime fiction. She has translated all three volumes of Jovette Marchessault’s autobiographical trilogy, Like a Child of the Earth, Mother of the Grass and White Pebbles in the Dark Forests.

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