“I’ll buy a Quebec book” tag | Suggestions from our journalists

On the occasion of “I buy a book from Quebec” day, which takes place on Friday, our journalists have selected three books from here to devour.

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Laila Maalouf

Laila Maalouf
The press

“I have never read Baudelaire”

We discovered this short novel by Jocelyne Saucier in the brand new handcar collection from Éditions XYZ. We are in Clova, a village in northern Quebec where mail and groceries arrive by rail. But Clova is also a central piecetrain lostthe author’s previous novel, and the new one, although independent, reveals a new facet of this journey in the poetic and enchanting universe of railway lovers.

“I have never read Baudelaire”

XYZ outputs

64 pages

chic molasses

Iris Gagnon Paradise

Iris Gagnon Paradise
The press

The breath that animates this first novel by Francis Ouellette, published by La Mèche, risks blowing you away. The author treats with verve and ingenuity a popular language deeply rooted in orality and strangely colourful. Taking us through the notorious streets and alleys, the dilapidated buildings and the poached population of the “Faubourg à la m’asse”, it is more than a portrait of a rending neighborhood, but a real re-appropriation of identity, where ugliness reigns, misery and abuse meets a terrifying beauty that persists in the darkest corners of existence.

chic molasses

chic molasses

the wick

224 pages

My beginnings in eternity

Dominic late

Dominic late
The press

It would be easy and above all unoriginal to accuse Gilles Archambault of almost always writing the same book. But that would mean leaving out the essentials: Better to have a style and obsessions of your own and then stick to them than to make vague prose. The short and impeccable message of this 45e Titles are again populated by men and women who gradually embrace death and for whom self-mockery is a kind of elemental elegance, the least overwhelming form of despair. What if making a list of their ridiculous inconsistencies was like an ultimate life drive for them?

My beginnings in eternity

My beginnings in eternity

boreal

136 pages

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