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The Stalinist's Wife
Louise Aubert leaves Mathieu Lord when he joins the Stalinist party. Fifteen years later, she...
Date With Destiny
In this collection of ten short stories, the main characters -- women between the ages...
Freeze-frame
This is a translation by two-time Governor-General's award-recipient Nigel Spencer of award-winning Quebecois writer Lise...
Snow Drifts, I Sing: Selected Poems
Juhan Liiv (1864-1913) has the same significance for Estonian culture that Federico García Lorca and...
Beyond The Flames
A woman, following a visit to Auschwitz, meditates on the possibility -- or impossibility --...
Dark Menagerie
The poems in Dark Menagerie want to encompass a radical experience of loneliness. It travels...
This history of oppression and its effects, at the heart of a French-Canadian family in the 1950s and 1960s, depicts a combination of prohibitions and censures. While the father demands the children's slavish obedience and labour, the mother promises some protection from his tyranny--until the family settles into a flea pit hotel at the cross-roads of a practically deserted village. Surrounded by an impenetrable forest, the hotel hosts regulars that resemble characters from Hugo and Gorki, and family life declines. In hopes of escape, the younger daughter marries while the elder, against her parents' wishes, immerses herself in studies and...

"We children adopted submissive behaviour. Some of us practised the humility that is fitting for inferiors. We put on acts of gratefulness. 'Thank you' and 'excuse me' came to our lips at the slightest instance. Our mother tamed us, as she put it."
The Four Roads Hotel

France Théoret, Luise von Flotow
2017
The Four Roads Hotel
Directory of the Vulnerable
Elsewhere on Earth
Hours
For The Maintenance of Landscape: Selected Poems
Impromptu: A Trilingual Edition
Breathing Underwater
Speak Only of the Moon: A New Translation of Rumi
A Still Life: Selected Poems (1960-2010)
Life Stories
Instead of Whom Does the Flower Bloom: The Poems of Vlado Kreslin
Wings Folded in Cracks
Deadly Nightshade: Selected Poems