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Taximan

Stories and Anecdotes from the Back Seat

by Stanley Péan, translated by David Homel

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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.

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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...
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David Homel is a writer, journalist, filmmaker, and translator, and the author of seven novels. He has translated many French-language books into English and is a two-time recipient of the Governor General's Literary Award for Translation. He lives in Montreal.

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"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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