Remnants

byCéline HUYGHEBAERTTranslated byAleshia Jensen

June 7, 2022|
Remnants by Céline HUYGHEBAERT
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Remnants is an exploration of our relationships with family and perception, told through a profound investigation of a father''s life and sudden death. With various voices and hybrid forms—including dialogues, questionnaires, photographs, and dream documentation—Huyghebaert builds a fragmented picture of a father-daughter relationship that has been shaped by silences and missed opportunities.

The reader attempts to untangle fact from fiction: multiple versions of Huyghebaert''s father are presented while remnants of his life disappear achingly quickly. What is left of someone who was not important enough to be archived? How do we talk about what no longer exists?

Winner of the Governor General''s Literary Award for French-language fiction, Remnants asks essential questions we often only peer at from the corner of an eye; questions about the value of life in its duration and passing. This is a transcendent work, ideal for readers of Annie Ernaux, Sophie Calle, and Maggie Nelson.

Céline Huyghebaert is an artist and a writer. Her work, at the intersection of visual arts, language and literature, has been exhibited in France and Canada. In 2019, she won the Governor General''s Award for her first novel, Le drap blanc, published by Le Quartanier, and she was awarded the Bronfman Fellowship in Contemporary Art. Bor...
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Title:Remnants
Format:Paperback
Product dimensions:336 pages, 8.5 X 5.5 X 0.68 in
Shipping dimensions:336 pages, 8.5 X 5.5 X 0.68 in
Published:June 7, 2022
Publisher:Book*hug Press
Language:English
Appropriate for ages:All ages
ISBN - 13:9781771667500

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