Summer Readings | What will our columnists read?

Summer is coming next week and with it the holidays for many of us. Our columnists tell you what they will read during the summer season.

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Visit François Blais again

Chantal guy

Chantal guy
The press

I always use the summer to have fun, discover or rediscover an author. The tragic death last May of the writer François Blais, whom many believe to be Réjean Ducharme’s worthy heir, has made me want to return to his work – his first novel in particular. Ifigenia in the upper townthat I haven’t read yet. Because I know in advance that I will read again with pleasure Issue 1a gem of self-mockery and erudition that only a writer of Blais caliber is capable of.

Ifigenia in the upper town

Ifigenia in the upper town

the moment

204 pages

Everything is Ori by Paul Serge Forest

Marc Cassivi

Marc Cassivi
The press

I’ve been waiting for the summer vacation on the shores of the Gulf of St. Lawrence to immerse myself in it Everything is Ori, a mysterious story set in a North Shore community about a family business specializing in the processing of seafood products. Paul Serge Forest, pseudonym of a Montreal doctor from the North Shore, won the 2021 Robert Cliche Prize Novel for the first time, unanimously for this book “rich and elusive, as destabilizing as it is irresistible” writing “full of wit and humor” , says my colleague Iris Paradis-Gagnon. Sold !

Everything is Ori

Everything is Ori

VLB editor

456 pages

take me Homeby Isabelle Dore

Mario Girard

Mario Girard
The press

The first rumors came from friends who told me it was “very good”, especially if you’re interested in theatre. Isabelle Doré, who is signing this book, lived in this red and gold world. Isabelle Doré, daughter of actress Charlotte Boisjoli and director Fernand Doré, goddaughter of Françoise Graton, wife of Gilles Pelletier, wanted to speak about her in her own way. To do this, she stayed away from the biographical framework and created paintings from memories and observations. The language is beautiful, steeped in truth and frankness.

take me Home

take me Home

full moon

320 pages

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