Format: Trade Paperback
Dimensions: 160 pages, 7.79 × 5.15 × 0.52 in
Published: October 15, 2012
Publisher: Coach House Books
The following ISBNs are associated with this title:
ISBN - 10: 1552452689
ISBN - 13: 9781552452684
From the Publisher
A CBC Canada Reads 2015 Selection
Finalist for the Governor General''s Literary Award for French-to-English Translation
Deep in a Northern Ontario forest live Tom and Charlie, two octogenarians determined to live out the rest of their lives on their own terms: free of all ties and responsibilities, their only connection to civilization two pot farmers who bring them whatever they can''t eke out for themselves.
But their solitude is disrupted by the arrival of two women. The first is a photographer searching for survivors of a series of catastrophic fires nearly a century earlier; the second is an elderly escapee from a psychiatric institution.
The little hideaway in the woods will never be the same.
Originally published in French, And the Birds Rained Down, the recipient of several prestigious awards, including the Prix des Cinq Continents de la Francophonie, is a haunting meditation on aging and self-determination.
''Nostalgic and beautifully grotesque, this novel is delightfully baroque and, although short, so striking it simply will never leave you.'' - The Coast
''With Il pleuvait de oiseaux, the author has excelled. Brilliant! And what humanity! Jocelyn Saucier is a magician of the soul.'' - Le Devoir
About the Author
Jocelyne Saucier was born in New Brunswick, Canada. She is the author of several novels and the recipient of many prizes, including, for Il pleuvait des oiseaux, the Prix des Cinq Continents de la Francophonie and the Grand Prix de la ville de Montreal.
Rhonda Mullins is a translator, writer and editor. She translated Jocelyne Saucier''s Jeanne''s Road and And the Birds Rained Down , for which she was shortlisted for the 2013 Governor General''s Literary Award for Translation, her second such nomination. Mullins lives in Montreal.