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Deaf to the City Paperback – Jun 1 2007


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Product Details

  • Paperback: 200 pages
  • Publisher: Exile Editions; 1st Edition edition (June 1 2007)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 155096013X
  • ISBN-13: 978-1550960136
  • Product Dimensions: 15.2 x 1.4 x 22.9 cm
  • Shipping Weight: 249 g
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #2,903,923 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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From Publishers Weekly

Acclaimed French-Canadian writer Blais (Durer's Angel shows concern for marginal lives, notably of children, women, the maimed and the poor. Often these casualties of patriarchal abuse have angelic status , such as Mike, an afflicted child at the novel's center, to whom his mother Gloria caressingly murmurs, "My angel." Maternal protector and porn-performer, Gloria fulfills in her "charitable lewdness" the female paradox of redemptive healer and society's victim. She sustains Mike's darkened mind with images of a desert scented with honey and lavender. Of Mike's many siblings, teenage Lucia snorts coke with lovers, while embittered Berthe turns from the family to immerse herself in study. Into their circle appears Florence, an older, privileged, but suicidal woman, whom Mike tries to befriend. Recipient of the Governor General's Award, this novel is written in an unstructured, stream-of-consciousness style. Blais's tendency toward sentimentality, unrelieved by irony, makes large demands on the reader.
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About the Author

Marie-Claire Blais is the author of more than 20 books, including Mad Shadows and Nights in the Underground. She is the recipient of numerous awards such as the Governor General's Literary Award, the Prix France-Canada, and the W. O. Mitchell Literary Prize. Richard Teleky is the author of Pack Up the Moon and the American Harold Ribalow prize-winning The Paris Years of Rosie Kamin.

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