news | Monday May 2, 2016
We are pleased to share the news that our latest novel, Mend the Living, is now available in gift shops aboard BC Ferries!
Mend the Living, written by French author Maylis de Kerangal and translated into English by Canadian translator Jessica Moore, is the perfectly paced, intimate novel of a heart transplant and everyone affected by it.
Having won a number of awards in France, this English translation was recently long-listed for the Man Booker International Prize. The New York Times blog wrote that “The story unfolds in an intricate lacework of precise detail. … These characters feel less like fictional creations and more like ordinary people, briefly illuminated in rich language … This novel is an exploration not only of death but of life, of humanity and fragility, ‘because the heart is more than the heart.’”
We are proud of this book, and we think you’ll enjoy it. Pick up your copy today in the BC Ferries gift shops, Passages, while keeping an eye out the window for orca pods and otters!