Synapses depicts a vast society of differing psyches, all unique, idiosyncratic, and interconnected. Simon Brousseau’s beautifully crafted literary snapshots, each written in a single, stylistically accomplished sentence and featuring a different character, will linger with readers.
Synapses will integrate into your own neural pathways, inviting you to join the network of humanity the book creates.
Simon Brousseau was born in Quebec City in 1985. He lives in Montreal and teaches literature at Jean-de-Brébeuf College. In 2014 at Université du Québec à Montréal he defended his dissertation on the work of David Foster Wallace and the question of literary influence (to be published as an essay by Éditions Nota Bene in 2019) . Synapses, his first novel (Cheval d’août, 2016) was a finalist in the 2017 Grand Prix du livre de Montréal, and will be published in English with Talonbooks in 2019, translated by Pablo Strauss. Les fins heureuses (Cheval d’août, 2018) is a collection of short stories.