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Mama's Boy

by David Goudreault, translated by J. C. Sutcliffe

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list price: $20.00
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category: Fiction
published: Jun 2018
ISBN:9781771663823
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

David Goudreault

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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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Awards
  • Winner, Grand Prix littéraire Archambault
Editorial Review

"Everyone must read this novel by David Goudreault. He is a slammer, a poet, and now an incredible novelist." --Kim Thuy

"A tour de force first novel: percussive, with vivid imagery, chiselled and rhythmic, a novel one will not easily forget." --Huffington Post

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