Rosa's Very Own Personal Revolution
Rosa Ost grows up in Notre-Dame-du-Cachalot, a tiny village at the end of the world, where two industries are king: paper and Boredom. The only daughter of Terese Ost (a fair-to-middling trade unionist and a first-rate Scrabble player), the fate that befalls Rosa is the focus of this tale of long journeys and longer lives, of impossible deaths, unwavering prophecies, and unsettling dreams as she leaves her village for Montreal on a quest to summon the westerly wind that has proved so vital to the local economy.
From village gossips, tealeaf-reading exotic dancers, and Acadian red herrings to soothsaying winkles and centuries-old curses, Rosa's Very Own Personal Revolution is a delightful, boundary-pushing story about stories and the storytellers who make them — and a reminder that revolutions in Quebec aren't always quiet. (From QC Fiction)
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Eric Dupont is an author, teacher and translator from Montreal. His French-language novel La Logeuse won the Radio-Canada's version of Canada Reads, Combats des livres. He was a finalist for both the Prix littéraire France-Québec and the Prix des cinq continents. He was the winner of the Prix littéraire des collégiens and the the Prix des libraires. His fourth novel, Songs for the Cold of Heart, originally La fiancée américaine, is a winding tale that travels from place to place and through many different eras.
Songs for the Cold of Heart was on the 2018 Scotiabank Giller Prize shortlist and was a finalist for the 2018 Governor General's Literary Award for translation.