Through Genevieve?a woman struggling with an idealistic vision of love?a door is opened into the lives of the characters through which Marie-Claire Blais came to the forefront of feminism in Canada. Night after night in a club called The Underground, Genevieve and her friends live out their loves and their tragedies apart from the day-to-day life of the city. Each glance, each embrace, and each ensuing encounter weaves a profound matrix of human isolation, with transcendence found in the healing power of love.
Marie-Claire Blais is one of Canada's best known authors whose books includeDeaf To The City, Thunder and Light, and Wintersleep. She has received a wide variety of national and international prizes, including Prix France-Canada, Prix Athanase-David, Governor General's Literary Award, the W. O. Mitchell Literary Prize, Prix Médicis, Prix d'Italie, and Prix Prince Pierre de Monaco. She lives in Montreal, Quebec. Janice Kulyk Keefer is the award-winning author of numerous works of poetry including The Paris-Napoli Express, Transfigurations, and Travelling Ladies. She lives in Toronto, Ontario.
"A generous book which excites the interest and makes me think . . . a very good book!" “Jacques Ferron, Au Devoir