Readopolis by Bertrand LaverdureReadopolis by Bertrand Laverdure

Readopolis

byBertrand LaverdureTranslated byOana Avasilichioaei

Paperback | April 13, 2017

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From award-winning writer Bertrand Laverdure comes Readopolis, a novel translated by Oana Avasilichioaei.

It's 2006 and down-and-out protagonist Ghislain works as a reader for a publishing house in Montreal. He's bored with all the wannabe writers who are determined to leave a trace of their passage on earth with their feeble attempts at literary arts. Obsessed by literature and its future (or lack thereof), he reads everything he can in order to translate reality into the literary delirium that is Readopolis--a world imagined out of Chicago and Montreal, with few inhabitants, a convenience store, a parrot, and all kinds of dialogues running amok: cinematic, epistolary, theatrical, and Socratic.

In the pages of Readopolis, Laverdure playfully examines the idea that human beings are more connected by their reading abilities than by anything else. Funny and sardonic, whimsical and tragic, this postmodern novel with touches of David Foster Wallace and Raymond Queneau portrays the global village of readers that the Internet created, even before the 2.0 revolution.

Praise for Lectodôme

"Brilliant, playful, perfectly convincing, Lectodôme has everything to place Laverdure in the ranks of the 'sickest literary greats.'" --Le Devoir

"An intensely unapologetic hybrid work--zigzagging between a story within a story, epistolary novel, screenplay, and more--Lectodôme is delightfully intelligent and fantastical." --Voir
Bertrand Laverdure is a poet, novelist, and the current Poet Laureate for Montreal (2015-17). A prolific author, Laverdure is the author of three books of poetry and four novels, including Lectodôme (2008), Bureau universel des copyrights (2011; published in English by BookThug as Universal Bureau of Copyrights in 2014), and La chambre...
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Title:ReadopolisFormat:PaperbackDimensions:264 pages, 8 × 5.25 × 0.8 inPublished:April 13, 2017Publisher:BookThugLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:1771662980

ISBN - 13:9781771662987

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