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Fiction Literary

The Little Girl Who Was Too Fond of Matches

by (author) Gaetan Soucy

translated by Sheila Fischman

Publisher
House of Anansi Press Inc
Initial publish date
Aug 2007
Category
Literary
  • Paperback / softback

    ISBN
    9781487001339
    Publish Date
    Aug 2016
    List Price
    $14.95
  • Paperback / softback

    ISBN
    9780887847813
    Publish Date
    Aug 2007
    List Price
    $14.95
  • eBook

    ISBN
    9781770890657
    Publish Date
    Aug 2007
    List Price
    $8.99

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Description

The Little Girl Who Was Too Fond of Matches, originally published in French as La Petite Fille qui Aimait Trop les Alumettes, dominated the bestseller lists and captured major media attention when it appeared in Quebec. It was the first novel published in Quebec ever to be nominated -- let alone become a finalist -- for France's prestigious Prix Renaudot.

It is a magic-realist story of a boy and girl who grow up isolated (except through books and fairy tales) from the outside world and who must confront it together upon their father's suicide. Soucy's signature playfulness, surprising twists, and fascination with guilt, cruelty, and violence make The Little Girl Who Was Too Fond of Matches a triumph.

About the authors

Gaetan Soucy has written four novels to acclaim in Canada and abroad, including The Little Girl Who Was Too Fond of Matches, Atonement, Vaudeville, and The Immaculate Conception, which was a finalist for the 2006 Scotiabank Griller Prize and the Governor General's Literary Award for Translation. Soucy teaches philosophy and lives in Montreal.

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