The Little Girl Who Was Too Fond of Matches (Paperback)
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The Little Girl Who Was Too Fond of Matches (Paperback)

(author), (translator)
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Paperback 124 Pages / Published: 27/07/2017
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Alone with their authoritarian father on an immense estate surrounded by a forest, a pair of siblings speak a language and inhabit a universe of their own making. When their father commits suicide, they are forced into contact with the villagers beyond the enclosure and their cloak of romance and superstition quickly falls away to reveal not only the startling truth about themselves, but the startling truth about the world to them.

Balancing naivete with carnality, Soucy creates a powerfully gripping story where nothing is as it first seems. His surprising twists and fascination with guilt, cruelty, and violence make this story a resounding triumph.

Featuring a new introduction by Rawi Hage, the Dublin IMPAC award winning author of DeNiro's Game.

Publisher: House of Anansi Press Ltd ,Canada
ISBN: 9781487001339
Number of pages: 124
Dimensions: 215 x 139 mm
Edition: Third Edition


MEDIA REVIEWS
Praise for Gaetan Soucy and The Little Girl Who Was Too Fond of Matches:

"Short, sharp, very successful." Globe and Mail

"Soucy is a master of suspense . . . While the tale becomes more explicit as it progresses, it also becomes more bewitching, more mysteriously pulsating." Le Monde

"Takes a short time to read and a long time to forget." Toronto Star

"A magnificent novel, writing that dazzles." Elle (France)

"The darkness at the heart of this story takes some ferreting out, the horror all the more affecting because it has become so everyday." Georgia Straight

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