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LPG Catalogue: Spring 2018

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Tendrils
By (author): Michèle Vinet
9781772310740 Paperback, Trade English General Trade POETRY / Canadian Ontario Nov 15, 2018
$16.95 CAD
Forthcoming 5.5 x 8.5 x 0.4 in 128 pages Bookland Press
"Tendrils" is foliage on scorched lives, as ribbons around a gift of love, as the giddy, nervous need to seek the perfect vine or leaf to shelter artistry. Curlicues and hideaways wherein to shield a wonderworld. Cascades of colour from a dam burst forth in lawlessness and thunder. The poems in "Tendrils" quell the hand when grammar fails and syntax bleeds, when fiction runs amok. This poetry collection is a vibrant play, a solo for two, with exuberance and bewilderment.

A graduate of the University of Ottawa in French and English Literature and Education, and specialized in French as a Second Language, Michèle Vinet has long worked in the field of education as teacher, in curriculum and professional development across Canada. She has also enjoyed a parallel career in show business. She has stage, television and film experience in French and English. In 2008, her first novel, "Parce que chanter c'est trop dur" was shortlisted for two literary awards. In 2012, her second novel, "Jeudi Novembre" won the prestigious Ontario Trillium Book Award and the Prix littéraire Émile-Ollivier from the Conseil supérieur de la langue française. In 2017, her third work, "L'enfant-feu" won Le prix littéraire Le Droit and was a finalist for the Trillium Book Award. She lives in Ottawa. "Tendrils" is her first published work in English.

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