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The Woman in Valencia

A novel by Annie Perreault, translated by Ann Marie Boulanger.

Annie Perreault, translated by Ann Marie Boulanger

While on vacation with her family in Valencia, Claire Halde witnesses a shocking event that becomes the catalyst for a protracted downward spiral and a profound personal unravelling as she struggles to come to grips with her role in the incident.

This haunting novel, which unfolds across three timelines set in as many decades, takes the reader on a dark journey through the minds of three women whose pasts, presents, and futures are decided by a single encounter on a scorching summer afternoon. (From QC Fiction)

The French edition of The Woman in Valencia was shortlisted for the Rendez-vous du premier roman and was a finalist for the Prix Ringuet.

The Woman in Valencia is available in April 2021.

Annie Perreault is a writer from Quebec. The Woman in Valencia is her first novel.  She won the 2000 Grand Prix littéraire Radio-Canada for best short story.

Ann Marie Boulanger is a translator from Quebec. The Woman in Valencia is her first literary translation.

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