news | Thursday October 19, 2023
Charlie Connelly penned an in-depth and thoughtful review of Canoes by Maylis de Kerangal and translated by Jessica Moore for the New European. In this piece, Connelly thinks about Canoes within the context of de Kerangal’s wider body of work, discusses the impact for author and reader of a good translation, and considers the power behind and between the stories in this collection.
From the article:
“More than anything, it is the deep immersion in time that draws the reader into this beautiful collection of stories. … Here she luxuriates in the deep layers of time on which Canoes is constructed, unfurling long and sweeping sentences that grow and meander into individual, multi-layered explorations of humanity.”
Read the complete review here.