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LitDistCo Fall 2013 Frontlist

On Butterfly Wings
By (author): Sonia Lamontagne Translated by: Howard Scott
Sonia Lamontagne ,

Translated by :

Howard Scott



Product Form:


Form detail:

Paperback , Trade


Oct 15, 2013
$15.95 CAD


8.5in x 5.5 x 0.31 in | 0.5 lb

Page Count:

72 pages
Bookland Press
POETRY / Canadian / General
This emotional poetry collection portrays everyday life in Northern Ontario and succeeds in imparting a vision of Northern landscapes and sensibilities. Simple yet evocative poems use striking images to reflect on the isolation and distress but also bring out tremendous beauty of Northern Ontario. Throughout the book, a young woman looks at her daily life, the passions and confusions of the heart, the melancholy set against the landscapes around Fauquier, Sudbury and Blind River. The text draws a narrative arc around key moments that form four phases, leading this woman from an uncertain youth in the North to a new awareness of her own identity and personality that opens up a changing perspective on the world.

Born and raised in Fauquier, Northern Ontario, Sonia Lamontagne completed her undergraduate studies in literature, psychology and education at Laurentian University. After teaching for two years, she has returned to school to study professional writing at the University of Ottawa. She is the winner of the 2012 Trillium Award for French-language poetry.

Howard Scott is a Montreal literary translator originally from Ontario. He completed an M.A. in translation at Concordia University. In 1997 he received the Governor General Translation Award for his translation of “The Euguelion” by Louky Bersianik. He has translated many books of poetry, fiction and non-fiction, often in collaboration with Phyllis Aronoff. Howard Scott is a past president of the Literary Translators Association of Canada.

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