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Fiction Literary

Anna's World

by (author) Marie-Claire Blais

translated by Sheila Fischman

introduction by Camilla Gibb

Publisher
Exile Editions
Initial publish date
Apr 2010
Category
Literary, Coming of Age
  • Paperback / softback

    ISBN
    9781550961300
    Publish Date
    Apr 2010
    List Price
    $16.95

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Description

Exploring contemporary life and the penetrating energy of youth, this novel follows Anna, an introspective, alienated teenager without hope. Anna and her friend Michelle have experienced what life today has to offer?they have experimented with drugs and sex and have taken dance and music lessons in an attempt to find some meaning in their existence?and yet they have rejected its premise and instead remain alone and empty. Chilling and often terrifying, this chronicle portrays two young women who are not bored but are instead without hope of finding peace or even living long enough to begin the search.

About the authors

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 Key West, Florida, and Quebec.

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Editorial Reviews

?Lightning on the literary landscape.”  ?Saturday Night

?Unbelievably brilliant.”  “Times Literary Supplement

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