If You Hear Me

byPascale QuivigerTranslated byLazer Lederhendler

February 11, 2020|
If You Hear Me by Pascale Quiviger
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A World Literature Today Notable Translation of 2020

Sliding doors open and close automatically, exit to the left, entrance to the right. Beyond it, cars go by, and pedestrians and cyclists. A large park behaves as if nothing has happened. The mirage of a world intact.

In an instant, a life changes forever. After he falls from a scaffold on the construction site where he works, the comatose David is visited daily by his wife, Caroline, and their six-year-old son Bertrand—but despite their devoted efforts, there’s no crossing the ineffable divide between consciousness and the mysterious world David now inhabits. A moving story of love and mourning, elegantly translated by Lazer Lederhendler, If You Hear Me asks what it means to be alive and how we learn to accept the unacceptable.

Born in Montreal, Pascale Quiviger studied visual arts, earned an M.A. in philosophy and did an apprenticeship in print-making in Rome. She has published four novels, a book of short stories and a book of poems, and has written and illustrated two art books. Her novel The Perfect Circle won the Governor General’s Literary Award ...
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Title:If You Hear Me
Format:Paperback
Product dimensions:8.25 X 5.25 X 1 in
Shipping dimensions:8.25 X 5.25 X 1 in
Published:February 11, 2020
Publisher:Biblioasis
Language:English
Appropriate for ages:All ages
ISBN - 13:9781771962711

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