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LPG Sales Collective: Canadian Women's Voices

By (author): Fanie Demeule Translated by: Anita Anand
Fanie Demeule ,

Translated by :

Anita Anand



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Paperback , Trade


Mar 14, 2020
$16.95 CAD


8.5in x 5.5 x 0 in | 0 lb

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85 pages
Linda Leith Publishing
FICTION / Psychological
Narrative theme: Interior life|Narrative theme: Coming of age|Fiction: general and literary
Told with startling, unapologetic honesty and in a haunting, minimalist style, Lightness is the story of a woman's profound sense of alienation, beginning with her own physical body and its desires. In this original and moving take on anorexia, we go deep into the mind of the narrator as she carries out her secret, prolonged hunger strike against the constraints of her life. The original French version of Lightness (Déterrer les os) won the Best First Novel Prize at the Biennale littéraire des Cèdres in 2018 and was adapted for stage at the Centre du Théâtre d'Aujourd'hui in Montreal.

Fanie Demeule is working on a doctorate at the Université du Québec à Montréal, where she now teaches. Her second novel, Roux clair naturel (Hamac, 2019) was published to much acclaim. With Lightness, she appears in English for the first time. She lives in Montreal.

Anita Anand is an author, translator and language teacher. She is the winner of the 2015 QWF-Concordia First Book Prize for Swing in the House and Other Stories, published by Véhicule Press. Her translation Juliana Léveillé-Trudel's novel Nirlit was nominated for the 2018 John Glassco Prize. She lives in Montreal.

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