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Of Vengeance

by J.D. Kurtness, translated by Pablo Strauss

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list price: $17.99
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published: Sep 2019
ISBN:9781459743755
publisher: Dundurn
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“Let's be honest: Who hasn't fantasized about shooting someone in the face with a hunting rifle?”

One day, a thirteen-year-old girl decides to startle a classmate. Instead, she accidentally kills him.

And she likes it.

Over the years, she begins experimenting with murder. Her victims are, of course, people that deserve it: a careless driver, a CEO of an energy corporation that is destroying the planet, a rapist. Every crime scene is flawless — untraceable and made to look like an accident or suicide. But, as she sleepwalks through her day job and lives in a crummy apartment, one thing becomes increasingly clear: she needs more.

Because nothing compares to the thrill of violent retribution.

About the Authors

J.D. Kurtness won the Indigenous Voices Award for French Prose in 2018 for De vengeance. She lives in Montreal.

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Pablo Strauss grew up in Victoria, British Columbia, and has lived in Quebec City for a decade. His translations of Quebec authors have appeared in various online and print publications.
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Contributor Notes

J.D. Kurtness won the Indigenous Voices Award for French Prose in 2018 for De vengeance. She lives in Montreal.

Editorial Reviews

A chilling justification of a life of violence, as nonchalant as it is grim.

— Kirkus Reviews

this chiseled writing, this extraordinary character and this particular humour may seduce the most difficult reader

— Le Devoir

Kurtness writes smoothly … Readers into passive-aggressive fantasies will best appreciate this one. 

— Publishers Weekly

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