Translated by :Bilal Hashmi
Dimensions:7in x 4.5 x 1 in | 0 lb
Page Count:125 pages
The publication of this novel, Godbout's first, was seen as a watershed event in French-Canadian literary history: The Aquarium broke out of the mold of the literary traditionalism and realism that had been dominant until then, and it is generally hailed as having inaugurated the nouveau roman in Québec. The action is set in an unnamed third-world country on the brink of independence, and the plot centers around a group of tense expatriates residing in the Casa Occidentale.
Jacques Godbout was born in Montréal and obtained an MA from the University of Montreal. He is an author who has written numerous fiction, non-fiction, poetry, and children's books. He joined the National Film Board of Canada in 1958 and is also an award-winning filmmaker, producer, and scriptwriter.
Bilal Hashmi is Executive Director and Publisher of Quattro Books. He currently serves as President of the Literary Translators' Association of Canada/Association des traducteurs et traductrices littéraires du Canada.