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A Twilight Celebration

by Marie-Claire Blais, translated by Nigel Spencer

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A middle-aged novelist is on his way to a meeting of writers held at a luxurious villa isolated from the world. Within this dreamlike atmosphere, he falls prey to nightmares in which his beloved — but often rebellious — children and other artists are threatened by the violence of our world.

Of all the books in Marie-Claire Blais’s masterful novel cycle, A Twilight Celebration is the one that examines the prophetic side of the writer and the burden that falls to him in a world whose fate is yet to be determined.

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Marie-Claire Blais is the internationally revered author of more than twenty-five books, many of which have been published around the world. In addition to the Governor General's Literary Award for Fiction, which she has won four times, Blais has been awarded the Gilles-Corbeil Prize, the Médicis Prize, the Molson Prize, and Guggenheim Fellowships. She divides her time between Quebec and Florida.
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Nigel Spencer has won the Governor General’s Literary Award for Translation with three novels by Marie-Claire Blais: Thunder and Light, Augustino and the Choir of Destruction, and Mai at the Predators’ Ball, which was also a finalist for the QWF Cole Foundation Prize for Translation. He has translated numerous other works and films by and about Marie-Claire Blais, Poet Laureate Pauline Michel, Evelyn de la Chenelière, and others. He is also a film-subtitler, editor, and actor now living in Montreal.
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Marie-Claire Blais is the internationally revered author of more than twenty-five books, many of which have been published around the world. In addition to the Governor General's Literary Award for Fiction, which she has won four times, Blais has been awarded the Gilles-Corbeil Prize, the Médicis Prize, the Molson Prize, and Guggenheim Fellowships. She divides her time between Quebec and Florida.Nigel Spencer has won the Governor General’s Literary Award for Translation with three novels by Marie-Claire Blais: Thunder and Light, Augustino and the Choir of Destruction, and Mai at the Predators’ Ball, which was also a finalist for the QWF Cole Foundation Prize for Translation. He has translated numerous other works and films by and about Marie-Claire Blais, Poet Laureate Pauline Michel, Evelyn de la Chenelière, and others. He is also a film-subtitler, editor, and actor now living in Montreal.

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PRAISE FOR THE ACACIA GARDENS:
“Without a doubt Blais is the greatest living Quebec writer at present, she will certainly leave an incredible and inexhaustible legacy for scholars of her work.” — La Presse
“A magnificent song of pain, full and hypnotic.”— Nightlife.ca
“Life throbs on every page of this breathtaking work and stirs us, dazzles us, and lulls us.” — TVA/Salut Bonjour
“Marie-Claire Blais is our Marcel Proust!” — TVA/Salut Bonjour

PRAISE FOR NOTHING FOR YOU HERE, YOUNG MAN:
Winner, Grand Prix du Livre de Montréal
“Resilience and memory are at the heart of this ‘saga’ where voices intermingle . . . driven by powerful prose.” — Huffington Post
“The powerful, lyrical, and unclassifiable prose of this great writer will not leave you untouched.” — La Librarie
“One of the strongest books [in the series]. Every time, every book is an experience in itself.”— Montreal Gazette
“A powerful novel. Dense and charged.” — Voir
“Long spiralling sentences are carried by a grandiose prose.” — Chatelaine

PRAISE FOR MAI AT THE PREDATORS’ BALL:
Winner, Governor General’s Literary Award for Translation
“A rare work . . . At the end of [Mai at the Predators’ Ball], you feel you’ve been to a strange and passionate place. You feel as if the modern world has rushed in like a stiff cool breeze, refreshing yet also unsettling.” — Le Devoir
“An extraordinary novel. A majestic fresco of unwavering power, showcasing the author’s vision of humankind . . . lucid, potent, compassionate, and full of tenderness for all the women and men who live in this chaotic age of ours.” — Radio-Canada
“Marie-Claire Blais should be classified as a national treasure . . . Another milestone in the work of a masterful writer who loves everything that is beyond the scope close to normal . . .” — La Presse

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