About the Author

David Homel

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.

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Get on Top

Get on Top

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Mapping Literature

Mapping Literature

The Art and Politics of Translation
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Midway

Midway

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On the Road Again

On the Road Again

More Travels with My Family
illustrated by Marie-Louise Gay
by David Homel
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Speaking Cure, The

Speaking Cure, The

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Summer in the City

Summer in the City

illustrated by Marie-Louise Gay
by David Homel
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The Fledglings

The Fledglings

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Travels with My Family /hc
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We had been hearing about Hurricane Bob on the radio all week long. After a while, I got pretty tired of it. How can you take a hurricane seriously when its name is Bob? No offense to people named Bob, but it's just not a very scary name. If I was in charge of naming hurricanes, I would call them Hurricane Hulk, or Demon, or Destroyer. Now that would scare people! We had rented a cottage right by the ocean. We were so close to the water that you could sit on the front porch and spit watermelon seeds into the Atlantic. Or almost. And there were blueberry bushes, too, with tiny fruit the size of a baby's fingernail. My brother and I picked the berries right off the bushes for breakfast. The other fun things you could eat were the sea urchins that lived in the water. They were brown, prickly animals with poisonous spines. You smashed them open with a hatchet, and there was an orange part inside that supposedly tasted really good, like the ocean. Or so my father said. I tried one, and that was enough. My brother pretended to throw up just looking at them. Our cat, Miro, loved Maine. It was a lot better than being in a boiling-hot car. He had never been to the sea before. Every evening, he went down to the pebbly beach to chase the little green crabs that lived there. When he caught one, or, should I say, when one caught him by pinching his nose, he wished he hadn't, because crabs never let go. But Miro never learned. He caught furry brown wood mice, too, and left them on the porch in front of the door. My mother would scream every time she stepped on one in her bare feet, first thing in the morning.

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A Covenant of Salt

A Covenant of Salt

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A Covenant of Salt e-book

A Covenant of Salt e-book

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All That Glitters

All That Glitters

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All That Glitters ebook

All That Glitters ebook

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Bitter Rose

Bitter Rose

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Body Music

Body Music

by Julie Maroh
translated by David Homel
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Céline

Céline

The Authorized Biography
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Céline Dion and René Angelil Library Bundle

Céline Dion and René Angelil Library Bundle

Céline / René Angelil: The Making of Céline Dion
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Down among the Dead Men

Down among the Dead Men

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tagged : literary
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Fairy Ring

Fairy Ring

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Foucault against Himself

Foucault against Himself

edited by Francois Caillat
translated by David Homel
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Heart Is an Involuntary Muscle, The

Heart Is an Involuntary Muscle, The

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How to Make Love to a Negro (Without Getting Tired)

How to Make Love to a Negro (Without Getting Tired)

A Novel
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Hysteric

Hysteric

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Kuessipan

Kuessipan

by Naomi Fontaine
translated by David Homel
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Maleficium

Maleficium

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Maleficium ebook

Maleficium ebook

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Mr. Once-Upon-A-Time

by Rémy Simard
translated by David Homel
illustrated by Pierre Pratt
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Nan Goldin

Nan Goldin

The Warrior Medusa
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Return, The

Return, The

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Saigon Calling

Saigon Calling

London 1963-75
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Skandalon

Skandalon

by Julie Maroh
translated by David Homel
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Such a Lovely Little War

Such a Lovely Little War

Saigon, 1961-63
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Suite Francaise: Storm in June

Suite Francaise: Storm in June

A Graphic Novel
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Taximan

Taximan

Stories and Anecdotes from the Back Seat
by Stanley Péan
translated by David Homel
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The Baldwins

The Baldwins

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The Case of Alan Turing

The Case of Alan Turing

The Extraordinary and Tragic Story of the Legendary Codebreaker
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The Green Chamber

The Green Chamber

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The Inverted Gaze

The Inverted Gaze

Queering the French Literary Classics in America
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tagged : gay & lesbian
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The Last Genet

The Last Genet

A Writer in Revolt
edition:Paperback
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The World Is Moving around Me

The World Is Moving around Me

A Memoir of the Haiti Earthquake
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Wildlives

Wildlives

A Novel
edition:Paperback
tagged : literary
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Women and Power

Women and Power

The Case for Parity
by Pascale Navarro
introduction by Sue Montgomery
translated by David Homel
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Zora, A Cruel Tale

Zora, A Cruel Tale

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