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Document 1

by Francois Blais, translated by J. C. Sutcliffe

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published: Apr 2018
ISBN:9781771663793
publisher: Book*hug Press
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Winner of the 2016 Grand Prix littéraire Archambault

Written with gritty humour in the form of a confession, Mama's Boy recounts the family drama of a young man who sets out in search of his mother after a childhood spent shuffling from one foster home to another. A bizarre character with a skewed view of the world, he leads the reader on a quest that is both tender and violent.

A runaway bestseller among French readers, Mama's Boy is the first book in a trilogy that took Quebec by storm, winning the 2016 Grand Prix littéraire Archambault, and selling more than twenty thousand copies. Now, thanks to translator JC Sutcliffe, English readers will have the opportunity to absorb this darkly funny and disturbing novel from one of Quebec's shining literary stars.

About the Authors

Francois Blais

FRAN?OIS 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\Universit? Laval and the author of many articles concerning social justice issues.'
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J. C. Sutcliffe

J. C. SUTCLIFFE is a translator, writer, and editor. She has written for the Globe and Mail, the Times Literary Supplement, and the National Post, among others. Her translations include Mama’s Boy and Mama’s Boy Behind Bars by David Goudreault, Document 1 by François Blais, and Worst Case, We Get Married by Sophie Bienvenu. She lives in Peterborough, Ontario.

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Praise for Document 1:

"Who knew that I would fall so in love with a book of metafiction starring two hapless, completely self-sabotaging scammers and featuring a little light fraud, a list of all the places in Kentucky with the word "lick" in the name, and a female dog named Steve? And yet, here I am, wanting to go back to the beginning and read it all over again. Ridiculous and hilarious, completely unique and yet overwhelmingly relatable, Document 1 is a quirky little gem of a book." —Amy Jones, author of We're All In This Together

"A perfect mix of humour and bite, Document 1 is the best go nowhere travel adventure book I've read in a long time. Never underestimate a pair of dreamers equipped with a Monte Carlo car and a dog named Steve." —Brian Francis, author of Fruit and Natural Order

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