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Red Moon

by (author) Jean Lemieux

translated by Sheila Fischman

Cormorant Books
Initial publish date
Oct 1994
  • Paperback / softback

    Publish Date
    Oct 1994
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November 1, 1986. Early morning. The body of Charlene Collins is discovered at the foot of a cliff on Entry Island, in the Iles-de-la-Madeleine. Is it a Halloween prank that turned sour? Or the act of a disappointed lover seeking revenge? The local police sergeant is perplexed. Why has the Anglican minister run away to Halifax? And what role was played by the young doctor who listens to Mozart on his Walkman? Against an atmosphere of the sea, of ether, and Scotch, this novel offers the uncertainty and thrills of a police investigation--and a disturbing reflection on love and medicine, on age and death. - read less 

About the authors

When Jean Lemieux finished his first novel, a chance encounter at a Salon du livre led to the publication of another -- this time, a book for young adults. He met an editor with Québec/Amérique Jeunesse who persuaded him to write a short story for a young adult anthology she was preparing. Instead of the one story required, he submitted three. The first story, "Retour à Saint-Malo" was included in the anthology, Ici. The second story was destined to become Lemieux's successful young adult novel, La Cousine des États. The third is to be expanded into a book for adults. Whether writing for adolescents or adults, Lemieux demonstrates an abiding interest in human relationships. He is fascinated by the energy and enthusiasm of youth and is intrigued by the similarities he sees between an adolescent's search for self-awareness and the broader, historical issues implicit when tracing a family's roots or searching for cultural identity. Jean Lemieux is not only an author but also a doctor. Although he and his family live in Quebec City, they still have a strong attachment to the Iles-de-la-Madeleine where they lived for many years.

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