Year of My Disappearance, The

By Carole David
Translated by Donald Winkler

Year of My Disappearance, The
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Carole David's The Year of My Disappearance is a searing, surreal, darkly comic descent into a woman's psyche: as pitiless an assault on her own torments and pretences as it is on those figures lodged in her memory: lovers, strangers, her own mother, Bosch-like apparitions out ... Read more


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Carole David's The Year of My Disappearance is a searing, surreal, darkly comic descent into a woman's psyche: as pitiless an assault on her own torments and pretences as it is on those figures lodged in her memory: lovers, strangers, her own mother, Bosch-like apparitions out of her dreams and imaginings. Through it all, a fierce combat is being waged between immolation and survival, wherein, as she has written, "I gave free range to the lives that dwelt within me. " Nothing and no one is spared in this book, and yet it is wonderfully invigorating.

Carole David

Poet, novelist, and short story writer, Carole David was born in Montreal, and holds a doctorate in French studies. She taught for many years at the college level. Her Manuel de poétique à l'intention des jeunes filles (2010), won the Alain Grandbois Prize, and was a finalist for the Governor General's Literary Award. Her most recent collection, L'année de ma disparition (2015), (The Year of my Disappearance), won the Prix des libraires, the Grand Prix Québecor of the Trois Rivières International Poetry Festival, and was a finalist for the Grand Prix du livre de Montréal. She lives in Montreal, where she devotes herself to writing. Her books have been translated into English and Italian.

Awards

  • Grand Prix Québecor du Festival International de la Poésie 2016, Winner
  • Prix des libraries 2016, Winner

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