Go Figure

Author(s): Rejean Ducharme
Original Publish Date: Jun 15, 2016
Product Number: EB00674455
Released: Jul 07, 2016
Business Term: Purchase
ISBN: #9781772011111
Publisher: Talonbooks
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Go Figure is the hauntingly beautiful tale of a Montreal couple alienated from each other after suffering the miscarriage of twin girls. Mammy, the wife of REmi Vavasseur, has gone away. Not because she no longer loves him but because she no longer loves herself. She is criss-crossing Europe and Africa in the company of the dangerous and blonde RaIa, REmi's former mistress. Meanwhile, REmi remodels a ramshackle house in rural Quebec, designed for Mammy, if she ever comes back, "in flesh and bed." The novel is the journal that he keeps during their parallel journeys. Ducharme's writing, which has contributed to the recasting of the literary canon of Quebec, is full of echoes, juxtapositions and double meanings. With the likes of Marie-Claire Blais, Jacques Godbout and Michel Tremblay, REjean Ducharme is one of the select quEbEcois fiction writers who have contributed to the transformation of quEbEcois letters since the Quiet Revolution of the 1960s.

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