Go Figure by Rejean DucharmeGo Figure by Rejean Ducharme

Go Figure

byRejean DucharmeTranslated byWill Browning

Paperback | September 15, 2003

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Go Figure is the hauntingly beautiful tale of a Montreal couple alienated from each other after suffering the miscarriage of twin girls. Mammy, the wife of Remi Vavasseur, has gone away. Not because she no longer loves him but because she no longer loves herself. She is criss-crossing Europe and Africa in the company of the dangerous and blonde Raïa, Remi's former mistress. Meanwhile, Remi remodels a ramshackle house in rural Quebec, designed for Mammy, if she ever comes back, in flesh and bed." The novel is the journal that he keeps during their parallel journeys.Ducharme's writing, which has contributed to the recasting of the literary canon of Quebec, is full of echoes, juxtapositions and double meanings. With the likes of Marie-Claire Blais, Jacques Godbout and Michel Tremblay, Rejean Ducharme is one of the select quebecois fiction writers who have contributed to the transformation of quebecois letters since the Quiet Revolution of the 1960s."
Réjean Ducharme Novelist and playwright Réjean Ducharme was born in Saint-Félix-de-Valois, in the region of Joliette, Quebec in 1941. Réjean Ducharme is considered one of the most significant and original voices in Quebec literary history. He has also exhibited his sculptures and paintings created with found objects, under the pseudony...
Title:Go FigureFormat:PaperbackDimensions:256 pages, 9 × 6 × 1 inPublished:September 15, 2003Publisher:Talon Books LtdLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:088922482X

ISBN - 13:9780889224827

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"The key to Ducharme is his masterful yet playful command of language, his ability to use many if not all the meanings of a word at once and to redirect everyday expressions...For the author's semantic arsenal is not just decorative, but central to the state of mind and the evolution of his striking, powerful characters."