Accordéon

By Kaie Kellough

Accordéon
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Finalist for the 2017 Amazon. ca First Novel Award

Accordéon is an experimental novel, a piercing deconstruction of Québécois culture, an ode to Montréal--a city where everything happens at once and all realities exist simultaneously. Against a satirical Ministry of Culture ... Read more


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Finalist for the 2017 Amazon. ca First Novel Award

Accordéon is an experimental novel, a piercing deconstruction of Québécois culture, an ode to Montréal--a city where everything happens at once and all realities exist simultaneously. Against a satirical Ministry of Culture set on quotas, preservation and containment according to its own cultural code, Kaie Kellough weaves voices and images from the margins to probe collective fantasies of Québec old and new.

Kaie Kellough

Kaie Kellough is a novelist, sound performer, and poet. His latest collection of poems, Magnetic Equator, will be released by McClelland and Stewart in March 2019. His upcoming collection of short fiction, Dominoes at the Crossroads, will be released by Véhicule Press in the fall of 2019. His novel Accordéon, published in 2016, was shortlisted for the Amazon Foundation First Novel Award. He has released two audio recordings that explore sound poetics with instrumentation. His work migrates between poetry and fiction, between Canada and the Caribbean, and between text and sound.

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Kellough's vision of the canoe is embodied by Accordéon. It is a remarkable work of experimental fiction that pushes back against those who would forward a singular narrative of this unabashedly contradictory city, celebrating instead the messy multiplicity of Montreal. - Sara Spike, associate of Montreal review of Books

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