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Document 1

by Francois Blais, translated by JC Sutcliffe

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list price: $20.00
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published: April 2018
ISBN:9781771663786
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Tess and Jude live in small-town Quebec and spend their time travelling all across North America--using Google maps--which provides them the luxury of adventure while remaining in the comfort of their own home. But Tess and Jude are dreamers, and their online adventures eventually give rise to a desire to actually travel somewhere. They settle on Bird in Hand, Pennsylvania, and begin scheming to raise the cash they'll need for the trip.

After a series of hilarious ideas that never pan out, they turn to a local experimental author (who has a major crush on Tess) and convince him to apply for an arts council grant on their behalf. But when they actually receive the grant money, can the pull it all together for a real adventure?

Funny, smart and wonderfully human, Document 1 is a tragicomic tale of two dreamers and their quest for adventure, as well as a satirical take on the world of letters.

About the Authors

Francois Blais

FRANÇOIS BLAIS is Professor of Political Science at the University of Laval. He is co-editor of a book on liberalism and nationalism published by the Presses de l\Université Laval and the author of many articles concerning social justice issues.'
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JC Sutcliffe is a writer, translator, book reviewer, and editor who has lived in England, France, and Canada. She has reviewed for the Times Literary Supplement, the Globe and Mail and the National Post among others.
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Awards
  • Short-listed, le Prix des libraires
  • Short-listed, le Prix de création littéraire
  • Winner, le Prix littéraire de la Ville de Québec et du Salon international du livre de Québec
Editorial Review

"This novel shows us what the future of Quebec writing will look like." --critiqueslibres.com

"At the risk of slipping into cliché, I'd say that Blais is the love-child of Jack Kerouac, Réjean Ducharme, David Lodge, and a kilo of marijuana. Funnier than any comedian and incredibly well written. What more could one ask?" --Babelio

"An excellent novel, well written, well put together, and easily devourable." --Prosperyne.blogspot.ca

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