Songs For The Cold Of Heart

By (author): Eric Dupont

Translated by: Peter McCambridge

Nuns that appear out of thin air, a dinner party at the Goebbels’, Quebec’s very own Margaret Thatcher, a grandma that just won’t die (not until the archangel comes back)…Songs For The Cold Of Heart is a yarn to rival the best of them, a big fat whopper of a tall tale that bounces around from provincial Rivière-du-Loup in 1919 to Nagasaki, 1990s Berlin, Rome, and beyond. This is the novel of a century?long and glorious, stuffed full of parallels, repeating motifs, and unforgettable characters?with the passion and plotting of a modern-day Tosca.


Peter McCambridge

Originally from Ireland, Peter McCambridge holds a BA in modern languages from Cambridge University, England, and has lived in Quebec City since 2003. He runs Québec Reads and QC Fiction. His translations have been World Literature Today Notable Translations, longlisted for Canada Reads, and finalists for the Giller Prize and the Governor General’s Award for Translation.


Eric Dupont

Born in 1970, Eric Dupont lives and works in Montreal. He has published 5 novels with Marchand de feuilles and in France with Éditions du Toucan and Éditions J?ai lu (Flammarion). He is a past winner of Radio-Canada?s ?Combat des livres? (the equivalent of the CBC?s Canada Reads contest), a finalist for the Prix littéraire France-Québec and the Prix des cinq continents, and a winner of the Prix des libraires and the Prix littéraire des collégiens. Songs for the Cold of Heart, his fourth novel and his second to be published in English with QC Fiction, was a finalist for the Governor General?s Award for Translation and the Giller Prize. It has since been published by HarperVia, an imprint of HarperCollins, outside of Canada as The American Fiancée.


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9.00in * 6.00in * 1.30in


July 01, 2018


Baraka Books



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