The Heart Is an Involuntary Muscle

byMonique ProulxTranslated byDavid Homel, Fred Reed

May 8, 2003|
The Heart Is an Involuntary Muscle by Monique Proulx
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Monique Proulx''s last novel, Invisible Man at the Window, was first published in English in 1994. Following that is this brilliant, complex, witty, moving book about writing and writers. It was nominated for a 2002 Governor General''s award when it was first published in French.

Florence doesn''t like writers -- they''re so full of hang-ups -- and she likes their books even less, those corpulent things that aren''t even true. She only likes Zeno, but she''ll never admit it, even under pain of death. Zeno is her partner in their small website construction business, Mahone Inc., which has the brilliant idea of putting lesser-known artists and writers back in the limelight.

Zeno, on the other hand, loves writers, especially Pierre Lalibertï??, the mysterious and mythic novelist who lives like a recluse while awards and trophies tarnish and gather dust waiting for him. Because of Zeno, because of a stolen sentence, Florence finds herself following a trail that could lead her to Pierre Lalibertï??, this impostor who pillages other people''s lives as inspiration for his novels.

Proulx plays with the mystery genre, to write about literature and those who create it. But above all this is a book whose engaging characters pull us into their lives.

Monique Proulx is one of Quebec’s most popular authors. A novelist, story writer and screenwriter, she has published six works of fiction, including Sex of the Stars, The Invisible Man at the Window, Aurora Montrealis, The Heart Is an Involuntary Muscle, which was a finalist for the 2002 Governor General’s Award for ficti...
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Title:The Heart Is an Involuntary Muscle
Format:Paperback
Product dimensions:368 pages, 9 X 6 X 1 in
Shipping dimensions:368 pages, 9 X 6 X 1 in
Published:May 8, 2003
Publisher:Douglas And McIntyre (2013) Ltd.
Language:English
Appropriate for ages:All ages
ISBN - 13:9781550549911

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