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Heaven’s Door (La porte du ciel)

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Original Language: French (Canada) | 294 pp. | Fall 2011

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Depending on the publisher and the quality of the translation, translations from French-Canadian into your own language can be funded by the Conseil des arts du Canada and the Société de développement des entreprises culturelles.

Under the Louisiana sun, two young girls grow up, one in the shadows of the other. Eleanor and Eve will live different lives. One of them is white, the other black. It is the Civil War and the country is torn apart.

LITERARY FICTION

Someone builds an impossible church in the middle of a marsh. A forgotten village falls asleep in a meander of the river. Very close, the clamor of the civil war rises. Brothers face each other under two star spangled banners.

In a lush and delicate prose, Dominique Fortier (On the Proper Use of Stars, Les larmes de Saint Laurent) offers a portrait of a legendary America that tears itself apart— only to be better reinvented. A maze-like novel full of twists and turns, a wonderful kaleidoscope, La porte du ciel transports its reader in a realm between dream and history.