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The Appearance Of The Deer (L’apparition du chevreuil)

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Original Language: French | 144 pp. | October 2019

2 Seas Represents: Dutch, Nordic and North American rights.

LITERARY FICTION

After receiving threats on social media, a writer takes shelter in the woods. There, instead of the peace she was longing for, she finds herself haunted by her troubled family past and surrounded by a nature as hostile as the civilization she left. The cabin nearby is supposed to be abandoned, but what if someone was hiding there?

Like a roe in the snow, this panting story provokes a necessary clatter and tells a family drama that has to be revealed once and for all.

A well-established author in Quebec and Canada, Élise Turcotte has published many novels, short stories, and books of poetry. Renown for her literary style and writing that can find a way to the universal even in the most intimate and smallest of anecdote, she won a number of prizes such as the Governor General’s Literary Awards (twice!) and the Grand Prix du livre de Montréal.