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Rue des Rosiers

by (author) Rhea Tregebov

Wolsak and Wynn Publishers
Initial publish date
May 2019
Jewish, Political, Contemporary Women
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Shortlisted for the Wilson Fiction Prize (BC and Yukon Book Prizes)

Shortlisted for the Nancy Richler Memorial Prize for Fiction (Western Canada Jewish Book Awards)

Sarah is the youngest of the three Levine sisters. At twenty-five, she is rudderless, caught in a paralysis that keeps her from seizing her own life.

When Sarah is fired from her Toronto job, a chance stay in Paris opens her up to new direction and purpose. But when she reads the writing on the wall above her local Metro subway station, death to the Jews, shadows from childhood rise again. And as her path crosses that of Laila, a young woman living in an exile remote from the luxuries of 1980s Paris, Sarah stumbles towards to an act of terrorism that may realize her childhood fears.

In this new novel by the author of The Knife Sharpener's Bell, writing that is both sensual and taut creates a tightly woven, compelling narrative.

About the author

Rhea Tregebov is the author of six critically acclaimed books of poetry, most recently (alive): New and selected poems (Wolsak & Wynn, 2004). She has also published five popular children's picture books including The Big Storm and What-If Sara, which are set in Winnipeg. She has edited ten anthologies of essays, poetry and fiction, most recently Arguing with the Storm. Her work has received a number of literary prizes, including the Tiny Torgi award (for The Big Storm) as well as the Pat Lowther Award, Prairie Schooner Readers' Choice Award, and the Malahat Review Long Poem Award for her poetry. The Knife Sharpener's Bell is her first novel. Born in Saskatoon and raised in Winnipeg, Rhea received her undergraduate education in Winnipeg. She did postgraduate studies at Cornell and Boston Universities.

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Editorial Reviews

Armand Ruffo is definitely a writer with a future, a writer to be watched." - Tomson Highway

"A powerful evocation of Canada's most famous fake. In a virtuoso orchestration of poetry, fiction, reminiscence, letter, news report, Armand Ruffo captures the contradictions of this ne'er-do-well who recreated himself out of his own impossible romantic childhood dreams." - Rudy Wiebe

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