Literary Nonfiction. Women's Studies. Memoir. Translated by Liedewy Hawke. In this memoir, the distinguished feminist author and poet Louise Dupré conjures up the tragedies and joys of her mother's life—and does so not only in the personal context of the family but as a woman of her time in the dramatically changing backdrop of Quebec before, during, and after the heady days of the Quiet Revolution. A compelling read that will expand your understanding of the complexity of Quebec society over the past century, as well as your appreciation of the great, wise, and compassionate Louise Dupré.
Louise Dupré has published twenty books, which received many awards. Beyond the Flames and The Haunted Hand both won the Governor General's Award for poetry. Her play Tout comme elle, staged by Brigitte Haentjens, was produced in French in Montreal and in English in Toronto during the Luminato Festival in 2011. Many of her books have been translated in English or in other languages. Louise Dupré is member of the Academy of Letters of Quebec and of the Royal Society of Canada. In December 2014, she was appointed to the Order of Canada for her contributions to Quebec literature as a poet, novelist, playwright, essayist and professor. She lives in Montreal.
Author City: MONTREAL, QC CAN