news | Saturday January 27, 2024
Ready for a new twist on a classic? Antigone in Spring by Nathalie Boisvert and translated by Hugh Hazelton has arrived!
Antigone in Spring takes us to a fictional Québec where dead birds fall from the sky, covering highways, rooftops, and parks. The citizens demand an explanation, but the answer never comes. The government, led by the autocratic Creon, refuses to tell the truth. A revolution is brewing, however, and the youth of the population and their supporters, inflamed by the unprecedented ecological disaster, are calling for freedom. Born into a happy family that flees from the world every summer to their cottage in Rivière-Éternité, Antigone and her brothers, Polynices and Eteocles live in the certainty that the world is a safe place of warmth and honesty. But after returning to the city for school they accidentally learn the truth: their mother Jocasta is married to her own son, Oedipus. The three siblings are caught up in the revolution sweeping through the city. Written in free verse and inspired by the courage and integrity of the protesters during the student demonstrations that rocked the streets of Montréal in 2012, Antigone in Spring is an ode to all the revolutions in the world whose stories remain untold.
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