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ISBN:9781550052350
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The Road to Chlifa

by Michèle Marineau, translated by Susan Ouriou

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list price: $19.95
edition:Paperback
published: Aug 2015
ISBN:9781550052350
publisher: Red Deer Press
Description

This hard-hitting novel won, in its original French edition:

  • The Governor General's Award,
  • The Alvine Belisle Award, and
  • The Brive / Montreal Award.

Nominee, Governor General's Literary Award for Translation (from French to English)

Karim has journeyed a long way from his home in war-torn Beirut to his new high school in Quebec. Now he must travel the difficult road to a life without war. There is contempt and racism here, too. But there is also My-Lan, a new companion in a new and challenging country. It is an adventure behind the headlines and a lesson in life you couldn't learn in the classroom.

About the Authors
Michèle Marineau is an award-winning writer and translator of books for young people. She studied medicine, art history, and translation at the Université de Montréal and worked as a freelance editor for several years. Her first novel won the Governor General’s Award for French-Language Children’s Literature; her other prestigious awards include the Prix Alvine Bélisle, and the Prix 12/17 Brive-Montréal. Michèle lives in Montreal.
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Susan Ouriou is a literary translator, fiction writer, and conference interpreter with an M.A. in Translation Studies from the Sorbonne University. Her French-English translation The Road to Chlifa was shortlisted for the 1996 Governor General's Award and was awarded an IBBY certificate of honour for translation. She has sat on juries for the Governor General's Award for Translation and the Writers Guild of Alberta annual fiction award.
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Contributor Notes

Michele Marineau
is the award-winning author of Cassiopee - L'Ete polonais, which earned her the 1988 Governor General's Award. She earned a second Governor General's Award and an International Board on Books for Young People Honour Citation for her novel La Route de Chlifa, or The Road to Chlifa. Michele's books have received numerous awards in Quebec, France and Belgium, and have been translated into several languages.

Susan Ouriou
is a Calgary-based translator and writer who has translated from both French and Spanish. She has been nominated for two Governor General's Literary Awards for her translations of The Road to Chlifa and Necessary Betrayals.

Recommended Age, Grade, and Reading Levels
Age:
12 to 17
Grade:
7 to 12
Editorial Review

"A tour de force . . . the work of an accomplished writer whose work has been brought to a new audience by an equally accomplished translator."
Globe and Mail

"The climax is truly poignant and the resolution thoughtful."
Books in Canada

"Deftly portrays the cultural conflicts within the high school classroom. . . . The writing style evokes an immediate response from readers with its expressive language, clarity of word choice, and changing point of view."
International Reading Association, Newark, Delaware

"A powerful, thought-provoking story that handles discrimination, compromise, uprooting and friendship meaningfully."
Kliatt

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