Publication Date:

October 2022



Original language and publisher

French | Héliotrope

Territories Handled

Netherlands, North America, Scandinavia


Literary Fiction



Magnificent! Powerful! Disturbing! — L’Express

You can feel the sardonic humour of Catherine Mavrikakis through all her work, nestled in all her stories, appearing unexpectedly. — Le Devoir

From one book to another as in her life, the Quebecois writer likes to not be identified, to be somewhere else. — Florence Bouchy, Le Monde

A hard-hitting, funny and wicked novel that delivers an apocalyptic and bewitching fable with a rare mastery.

Everything flows. At the bottom of the falls, the water frothes and the foam grows. Farther, the impassive rivers endlessly irrigate the land, carrying along the bodies and infinite stories across the mainland. In this elusive movement, Niagara‘s energetic narrator doesn’t lose sight of the streams, from the St. Lawrence to Lake Ontario, the from the Mississippi river to the gulf of Mexico. She watches the ghostly figure of her mother and of the dead drifting over the water.

“I see this insane journey in my dreams. It always begins with a voice-over phrase meticulously said by Marguerite Duras: Everything flows, you never swim in the same river… everything flows. Marguerite, at the bottom of my nights, doesn’t mind robbing great philosophers of their thoughts.”

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