The Second Husband
Original title: Le Deuxième mari
Formidably effective!- La Presse
A must-read that leaves its mark. – Plus on est de fous, plus on lit!
I salute Larry Tremblay for this completely bold and unsettling idea. It’s brilliant and lingers long after we finish reading. – Esprit critique
Samuel knows nothing of the woman he is about to marry. For years his father has spared no effort to make his son attractive, fattening him like a farm bird for the big day. His family is overjoyed. Madam is rich and this union will resolve all their financial problems.
On the island where they live, the husband must obey his wife. Any-who attempt to bypass the rules will have to suffer the consequences: armed guards roam the streets. Once married, Samuel will have to satisfy all his wife’s desires. He need only be patient and learn to love her.
With characteristic finesse and audacity, the author of The Orange Grove delivers an intricate novel like a skewed mirror, which upends social norms, prejudice, and willful blindness.
- Finalist for the Prix Jacques-Brossard
- French sample available