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Guernica Editions, Spring 2014
116 pages
Trade Paperback
ISBN13: 9781550718287
ISBN10: 1550718282
Translated from the French
$5.95 Canada, $5.95 US

  Eligible for a free book
First published in 1988, Les heures marks a turning point in Fernand Ouellette's poetics while at the same time marking a memorable date in Quebec literature. Sparked by the death of his father, Les heures was written in a month, a feverish period of work that produced 81 poems to match the age of his father upon his death. The book has been described as an attempt to take back death, to hold it at bay through poetry.
He was for us / like a house / without walls, / rustling with / the murmurs of comfort.

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