Still Lives by Pierre NepveuStill Lives by Pierre Nepveu

Still Lives

byPierre NepveuTranslated byJudith Weisz Woodsworth

Paperback | November 1, 1997

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Jerome lives alone. Twenty years ago, time stopped and reality slipped from his life. His days are differentiated only by the photos he takes-one for each day of the year-and puts up on his wall as his own personal calendar. But one day Jerome receives a letter from his daughter Lea from whom he was separated when she was an infant. Lea's mother, Arlette, had come to Montreal to work in the French pavilion at Expo 67, where she met the young photographer Jerome. After the birth of their daughter, the relationship soured and Arlette returned to France with the child. Jerome's desperate attempts to find them were unsuccessful. He left France in despair and has never known what became of them. When Jerome and Lea finally meet, it is in the midst of a thunderstorm that mirrors the turbulence awaiting in their own relationship.
Pierre Nepveu is the author of numerous volumes of poetry, essays and novels, including Intrieurs du Nouveau Monde, winner of the 1998 Governor General's Award for non-fiction, Romans-fleuves, winner of the 1997 Governor General's Award for Poetry, L'Ecologie du winner of the Prix Victor-Barbeau de Acadamie des lettres d...
Title:Still LivesFormat:PaperbackDimensions:160 pages, 7.97 × 5.25 × 0.38 inPublished:November 1, 1997Publisher:Signature EditionsLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0921833547

ISBN - 13:9780921833543

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Jerome takes one picture every day of the year and pins it to his wall. It's his personal calendar. He counts the days (that turn to years) since his separation from his daughter, Lea. When Arlette, whom he met at Expo `67 in Montréal, flees to her native France with their infant daughter, time stands still. He is left by himself, and never knows what becomes of them – until he gets a letter from Lea one day. Author Pierre Nepveu is the recipient of the 1997 Governor General's Award for Poetry.