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The Perfect Circle

by Pascale Quiviger, translated by Sheila Fischman

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list price: $9.99
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published: Oct 2006
ISBN:9781770860797
publisher: Cormorant Books
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Marianne, a young Montrealer, has come to live in Tuscany to draw and write and examine her life. Here she meets Marco, a temptingly seductive man who still lives in his mother’s house in the village and who’s not prepared to commit himself to anything resembling a shared life. Though he breaks her heart, again and again, Marianne can only avoid him by returning to Canada.

 

This first novel by Pascale Quiviger is marked by its luminous language and its unstinting look at what makes Marianne, and Marco, and, indeed, an entire village and the world beyond it, tick.

About the Authors

Pascale Quiviger

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Sheila Fischman

SHEILA FISCHMAN has translated over fifty works of Quebec literature into English. She was the recipient of the Felix-Antoine Savard prize for her translations in 1989 and 1990 and has twice won the Governor General's Award. She lives in Montreal.
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Awards
  • Short-listed, Scotiabank Giller Prize
Editorial Reviews

“Quiviger’s prose flits across lofty queries and explores them with a lucid and gripping poetic style.”

— The Globe and Mail

“Quiviger’s prose will seduce the romantic with its many charms, while satisfying the realist with its challenging portrayal of a modern relationship that attempts to bridge two cultures, two languages, and two independent personalities.”

— Quill and Quire

“With The Perfect Circle, Quiviger gives us a wholly satisfying novel – one that stimulates the intellect while inflaming the senses.”

— Montreal Gazette

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