Le soleil du lac qui se couche /Setting Lake Sun, The by J.R. Leveillé
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The Setting Lake Sun, J.R. Léveillé's first novel set in his native Manitoba, describes the unforgettable encounter of Angèle, an aspiring young Métis architect, with Ueno Takami, an older Japanese poet. The story begins when they meet at an art gallery in Winnipeg, a city surprisingly rich both physically, in its architecture, and culturally, with its mix of heritage and customs brought by people who have emigrated there from all over the world. From Winnipeg Angèle and Ueno head north through the wilds to Thompson. Narrated by Angèle, who is remembering her feelings of excitement, surprise and wonder at the discoveries inspired by the Japanese artist, The Setting Lake Sun is as much a love story as a spiritual journey, a celebration of life in all its incompleteness, imperfection, and impermanence.
 

About J.R. Leveillé

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Born in Winnipeg in 1945, J.R. Leveille divides his time between the city and Lake Manitoba country. A full-time journalist for Radio-Canada national television, where he has produced over thirty author and artist profiles, Leveille is also the author of a more than a dozen works of poetry, fiction and essays. His work has been published in Manitoba, Quebec and France. Since 1980 Leveille has worked in the literary publishing milieu of Manitoba and is often invited to national and international conferences to speak on Western Canadian literature. Leveille has prepared anthologies and special issues for various journals on Franco-Manitoban and Western Canadian literature. He oversees the Collection Rouge, editions du Ble's new literature series, and he sits on the board of the Winnipeg International Writers Festival. Stewart is an author, publisher and translator who worked for many years with the francophones of Western Canada. She studied French and English literature at McGill and translation in UBC's Creative Writing Department and now lives and works in Ottawa.
 
Published September 9, 2011 by Signature Editions. 153 pages
Genres: Literature & Fiction. Fiction

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