Translation of award-winning Quebecois writer Lise Gauvin's 2003 short story collection. The collection features intimate spaces within public places and how these can encroach on one another in subtle yet dangerous ways.
Writer, essayist and literary critic, Quebec-born Lise Gauvin is the author of numerous books, both fiction and non-fiction, and has won numerous awards, including the Prix France-Québec and the Prix Jean-Hamelin. As an essayist and novelist she has published, among others, Chez Riopelle. Visites d'atelier, Arrêts sur images, and Un automne à Paris. In 2004, her book La fabrique de la langue. De François Rabelais à Réjean Ducharme was awarded the Mention Spéciale du Jury of the Grand Prix de la critique 2004 (PEN français). Her Lettres d'une autre ou 'comment peut-on être québécois(e)' is in its sixth edition. Nigel Spencer has received Governor General's Literary Awards for two consecutive translations of novels by Marie-Claire Blais - Thunder and Light (2002) and Augustino and the Choir of Destruction (2007).