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The Little Girl Who Was Too Fond of Matches (Paperback)

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By Gaetan Soucy, Sheila Fischman (Translator)

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Short & gorgeous. As if Jean Genet were locked inside the mind of a child raised in a universe made by Hesse.

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Alone with their bullying father on a vast estate, a sister and brother speak a language and inhabit a universe of their own making. When the old man commits suicide, they are forced into contact with the villagers and their cloak of romance and superstition quickly falls away to reveal shocking truths. Balancing naivete with carnality, Soucy employs his signature playfulness, plot twists, and fascination with guilt, cruelty, and violence in a narrative tour de force where nothing is quite what it seems.
Product Details
ISBN: 9780887847813
ISBN-10: 0887847811
Publisher: House of Anansi Press
Publication Date: November 1st, 2007
Pages: 138
Language: English