This is a story of innocence: a lovely mother, a model little girl, and a gentle father live a regular, normal life as if following the notes on music paper. But behind the facade of happiness, this little Eden is built on a suffering so immense it could lead to murder. House of Sighs: the drama of everyday living.
About the authors
Jocelyne Saucier was born in New Brunswick and lives in Abitibi, Québec. Two of her previous novels, La vie comme une image (House of Sighs) and Jeanne sur les routes (Jeanne’s Road) were finalists for the Governor General’s Award. Il pleuvait des oiseaux (And the Birds Rained Down) garnered her the Prix des Cinq continents de la Francophonie, making her the first Canadian to win the award. The book was a CBC Canada Reads Selection in 2015.
Liedewij Hawke has won the John Glassco Translation Prize and has been nominated four times for the Governor General's Literary Award for Translation (French to English), winning it in 1986 when it was still called the Canada Council Translation Prize. She lives in Toronto.