By Paul Savoie
Translated by Donald Winkler
Written by an award-winning author, this poetry collection portrays the relentless force of water as its waves rumble and pulsate through the streets of a small, fearful village. The landscape becomes desolate, the people vanish without a trace, and darkness filled with the ... Read more
Written by an award-winning author, this poetry collection portrays the relentless force of water as its waves rumble and pulsate through the streets of a small, fearful village. The landscape becomes desolate, the people vanish without a trace, and darkness filled with the unknown covers the streets. The poems in "Crac" depict supernatural vision, quiet fear, utter fantasies, mysterious haunting, and a sense of metaphysical wonder - all with fascinating surrealism. This poetry collection takes the readers on a fascinating journey through the wonders of poetry filled with unexpected events, revelatory adventures, and perplexing enigmas. With his intricate and distinctive poetic style, Paul Savoie successfully expresses his creative talent and explores a wide range of human feelings, doubts, and perceptions, inviting us into the world of mystery, fantasy, and suspense. The French-language edition of this book won the 2007 Trillium Award for Literature in the French language.
Paul Savoie is one of the most creative Canadian authors, writing in both French and English. Originally from Saint-Boniface, Manitoba, he has lived in Ontario since the early 1970s. He has written more than 20 books, including several collections of poetry, short stories and translations. His poetry books "Crac" and "Bleu bémol" won the Trillium Book Award. Involved in the arts community for more than 25 years, Savoie also composes music for piano. Jacques Lefebvre is a bilingual French-English writer, editor, and translator. He was born in Quebec and moved to Ontario at the age of 11. He has been translating literature, technical, and corporate documents from English to French and from French to English for many major Canadian, US, and international organizations for the last 10 years. His articles and short stories have been published in many magazines and newspapers in English and French.