The Party Wall by Catherine Leroux
(Biblioasis International Translation Series)

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A surprising, carefully structured novel that for English readers will bring to mind David Mitchell, this feels much more expansive than its page count.
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Shortlisted for the 2016 Giller Prize

Selected for Indies Introduce Summer/Fall 2016

Catherine Leroux's first novel, translated into English brilliantly by Lazer Lederhendler, ties together stories about siblings joined in surprising ways. A woman learns that she absorbed her twin sister's body in the womb and that she has two sets of DNA; a girl in the deep South pushes her sister out of the way of a speeding train, losing her legs; and a political couple learn that they are non-identical twins separated at birth. The Party Wall establishes Leroux as one of North America's most intelligent and innovative young authors.

Catherine Leroux was born in 1979 in Montreal, Quebec, where she continues to live and write.

 

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Published May 10, 2016 by Biblioasis. 250 pages
Genres: Literature & Fiction. Fiction
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Globe and Mail

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Reviewed by Jade Colbert on Nov 22 2016

A surprising, carefully structured novel that for English readers will bring to mind David Mitchell, this feels much more expansive than its page count.

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Reviewed by Sherry Simon on Nov 07 2016

What makes a translation really shine? There is no formula, but it has a lot to do with fit, with parallel energies. Lederhendler excels at strong images, precise and colourful language.

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