About the Author

Fred Reed

A three-time winner of the Governor General's Award for translation, and shortlisted for his 2009 translation of Thierry Hentsch's Le temps aboli (Empire of Desire), Fred A. Reed has translated works by many of Quebec's leading authors, several in collaboration with novelist David Homel, as well as works by Nikos Kazantzakis and other modern Greek writers. His most recent work, with David Homel, includes Philippe Arsenault's Zora and Martine Desjardins' The Green Chamber. Baraka Books will publish his translation, from Modern Greek, of Yannis Tsirbas' Vic City Express in September. His latest book is Then We Were One: Fragments of Two Lives, an autobiographical essay, published in French by Fides Éditeur.

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Heart Is an Involuntary Muscle, The

Heart Is an Involuntary Muscle, The

edition:Paperback
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Kerouac & Presley
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My father died in 2003, at ninety-two years and eleven months of age. My mother has conserved like a holy relic the sugar bowl he gave her at the Sisters' raffle. She is almost one hundred--and lives alone in the big house, in Bord-de-l'Eau: a white fieldstone farmhouse built by my great grandfather, etc. Her knit sweaters are masterpieces. Her embroideries rival those found in the chateaux of the Loire Valley. No one makes a finer pea soup. She attributes part of her longevity to the fact that she went to school on foot. She asks me to wish you good day.

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The Rocket

The Rocket

A Cultural History of Maurice Richard
by Benoit Melancon
translated by Fred Reed
edition:Paperback
tagged : hockey, sports
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Wildlives

Wildlives

A Novel
edition:Paperback
tagged : literary
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