David Goudreault is a novelist, poet and songwriter. He was the first Quebecer to win the World Cup of Slam Poetry in Paris. David leads creative workshops in schools and detention centres across Quebec--including the northern communities of Nunavik--and in France. He has received a number of prizes, including Quebec's Medal of the National Assembly for his artistic achievements and social involvement and the Grand Prix littéraire Archambault for his first novel, La Bête à sa mère (Mama's Boy). He lives in Sherbrooke, Quebec.
JC Sutcliffe is a writer, translator, book reviewer, and editor who has lived in England, France, and Canada. She writes sporadically about books at www.slightlybookist.wordpress.net, and has reviewed for the TLS, the Globe and Mail and the National Post among others.
"David Goudreault will captivate you from the first line!" —Kim Thuy, author of Vi and Ru
Praise+for Mama's Boy:
"Forget magic realism, here is comic realism"--(Four stars) --Marie-La Presse
Must read this!" --Radio-Canada
"Goudreault here signs, by the absurd, a great plea for compassion." --La Nouvelle
"A tour de force signed by David Goudreault, who publishes a first novel percussive, with the pictorial writing, chiselled and rhythmic, that one is not ready to forget." --Huffington Post
"This dark novel features a flayed, an unsympathetic, even hateful, pawn, to which one attaches nevertheless, thanks to the humor and the writing as chiselled as biting by David Goudreault." --Booksellers
"It's a punch-and-pound book." --Journal of Montreal"Young delinquent upset psychopathic ascendant, the narrator of this novel fascinates us and disgusts us all at once. Hat to the author who finds the right tone, well twisted with a lot of black humor." --Nightlife.ca
"A novel in full plexus ... If we love literature, we will love ... There are scenes absolutely heartbreaking." --Radio-Canada
"[T]he reader realizes quickly that they are onto something big. A novel that will make its mark in the literary landscape of Quebec." --Carnetdunelibraire.com
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