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Anna's World by Marie-Claire Blais

Exploring contemporary life and the penetrating energy of youth, this novel follows Anna, an introspective, alienated teenager without hope. Anna and her friend Michelle have experienced what life today has to offer—they have experimented with drugs and sex and have taken dance and music lessons in an attempt to find some meaning in their existence—and yet they have rejected its premise and instead remain alone and empty. Chilling and often terrifying, this chronicle portrays two young women who are not bored but are instead without hope of finding peace or even living long enough to begin the search.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781550961300
Publisher: Exile Editions
Publication date: 04/01/2010
Series: Exile Classics series
Pages: 180
Product dimensions: 5.50(w) x 8.40(h) x 0.50(d)

About the Author

Marie-Claire Blais is one of Canada's best-known authors whose books include Deaf to the City, Thunder and Light, and Wintersleep. She has received a wide variety of national and international prizes, including Prix France-Canada, Prix Athanase-David, Governor General's Literary Award, the W. O. Mitchell Literary Prize, Prix Médicis, Prix d'Italie, and Prix Prince Pierre de Monaco. She lives in Key West, Florida. Sheila Fischman is a sought after translator and was awarded the Molson Prize in 2008. Her translation of Jacques Poulin’s My Sister’s Blue Eyes was a finalist for the Governor General’s Literary Award for Translation, and her translation of Pascale Quiviger’s The Perfect Circle was shortlisted for the Scotiabank Giller Prize. Camilla Gibb is a Canadian writer with a PhD in social anthropology from Oxford University. She lives in Toronto, Ontario.

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“Unbelievably brilliant.”  —Times Literary Supplement

“Lightning on the literary landscape.”  —Saturday Night

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