Listening for Jupiter

By Pierre-Luc Landry
Translated by Arielle Aaronson & Madeleine Stratford

Listening for Jupiter
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March soon, and it’s already 28°C in Montreal. Hollywood is living a dead-end life working at the local graveyard. Meanwhile, it’s snowing non-stop all over Europe and in Toronto, where Xavier works for a pharmaceutical company he couldn’t care less about. The two meet ... Read more


Overview

March soon, and it’s already 28°C in Montreal. Hollywood is living a dead-end life working at the local graveyard. Meanwhile, it’s snowing non-stop all over Europe and in Toronto, where Xavier works for a pharmaceutical company he couldn’t care less about. The two meet somewhere in between. .. only ever in their dreams. This fresh, international novel weaves the fates of two unlikely friends whose days and nights are filled with movies and music, sleeping pills and shooting stars. A beautiful piece of magical realism with a modern, existential twist. Madeleine Stratford translates the voice of Hollywood, while Arielle Aaronson translates Xavier’s sections.

Madeleine Stratford

Madeleine Stratford is a poet, a literary translator and a professor at the Université du Québec en Outaouais. Her articles are published in TTR, Meta and the Journal of Canadian Studies. Her French translation of the novel Swim by Marianne Apostolides, was shortlisted for the 2016 Governor General Award for Translation. She lives in Ottawa.

Reviews

“From London to Toronto, via Bilbao, Montauk, and San Francisco, Pierre-Luc Landry plunges readers into a waking dream. ” —Samuel Larochelle, Fugues

"If you've been looking for a novel that explores the underpinnings of reality, the material of dreams, and the almost-mystical revelations we sometimes have while just living our lives, then you need to get yourself a copy of Listening For Jupiter. " —Rachel Cordasco, sfintranslation. com

"Inventive . . . This adventurous, improbable novel, which leaves readers wondering whether the two characters are, in fact, two different destinies of the same person, is an intelligent take on a hybrid of literary and genre writing. ” —Publishers Weekly

"It’s an intriguing novel about the biggest of topics – the nature of truth and existence, the conditions for real human connection – which Landry orchestrates with ingenuity and dry wit into an offbeat kind of cosmic road-movie. " —Simon Lavery, tredynasdays. co. uk

"Arielle Aaronson (who translates Xavier’s sections), and Madeleine Stratford (who translates Hollywood’s), make sure that each character’s textual timbre rings true . . . . They have done a superb job making Landry’s multi-voiced novel authentically multi-voiced in English. " —Alex Andriesse, readingintranslation. com

“I loved the book despite the occasional confusion . . . Listening for Jupiter is an intrguing light read, a novel blurring the lines between dreams and reality . . . . I’d chalk it up as another success for a young publisher building a brand. " —Tony Malone, tonysreadinglist. wordpress. com

"A deceptively light story about two men sorting out the conundrums of themselves, it leaves much to consider – on perception, reality, synchronicity and meaning – after the final page. " —Jade Colbert, Globe & Mail

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