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Fiction Urban Life

Taximan

Stories and Anecdotes from the Back Seat

by (author) Stanley Péan

translated by David Homel

Publisher
Linda Leith Publishing
Initial publish date
Aug 2018
Category
Urban Life, City Life
  • Paperback / softback

    ISBN
    9781988130897
    Publish Date
    Sep 2018
    List Price
    $16.95
  • eBook

    ISBN
    9781988130903
    Publish Date
    Aug 2018
    List Price
    $12.95

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Description

In the taxi rides you're about to take, you'll be in the company of some classic drivers and of a perspicacious and sharp-eyed passenger, the writer and broadcaster Stanley Péan. Veteran translator David Homel, who introduced readers of English to Dany Laferrière with the publication of How to Make Love to a Negro without Really Trying, now brings us the other major voice of Haitian Montreal: Stanley Péan, here in English for the first time.

About the authors

Stanley Péan was born in Port-au-Prince, Haiti, in the spring of 1966, and he grew up in the Saguenay region of Quebec, where his parents settled after immigrating in the fall of that same year. A writer and cultural journalist, over the last thirty years, he has published twenty-five works in a variety of genres: novels, short story collections, essays, and fiction for young readers. A music lover, every night of the week Péan hosts a jazz show on ICI Musique, Radio-Canada's music channel. And though he is past fifty, he still has not learned to drive. Which explains the taxis...

Stanley Péan's profile page

David Homel has translated over 30 books, many by Quebec authors. He won the Governor General's Literary Award in translation in 1995 for Why Must a Black Writer Write About Sex? by Dany Laferrière; his translation of Laferrière's How to Make Love to a Negro was nominated in 1988; and he won the prize in 2001 with fellow translator Fred A. Reed for Fairy Wing. His novels, which include Sonya & Jack, Electrical Storms, and The Speaking Cure have been published in several languages. Homel lives in Montreal, Quebec.

David Homel's profile page

Editorial Reviews

"Stanley Péan is an attentive, human writer, able to listen and chat with people who roam Montreal while giving the impression of living in Haiti, connected as they are on a radio that broadcasts words and music from their home country." -- Yvon Paré."

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