Multiple plot lines interweave with twentieth-century literary allusions as hapless bureaucrat P. attempts to secure delivery of a valuable cultural relic. Patrice Martin's ticklish tip of the hat to the writing of Franz Kafka also evokes the literary techniques of Jorge Luis Borges, Italo Calvino, and Paul Auster.
Polymath Patrice Martin is a writer, musician, and politician who is a former clerk in Canada's House of Commons, and currently is a Gatineau city councilor. He confesses his working life in government bureaucracy helped shape this, his first novel.
Chantal Bilodeau is a New Yorkbased playwright and translator originally from Montreal, Quebec.
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About the Author
Chantal Bilodeau is a New York-based playwright and translator originally from Montreal. Her play Sila recently won First Prize in the 2012 Earth Matters on Stage Ecodrama Festival and the 2011 Uprising National Playwriting Competition. She is the recipient of a Jerome Travel & Study Grant and a National Endowment for the Arts Fellowship. Notable among her English translations are Bintou by Koffi Kwahulé and Abraham Lincoln Goes to the Theatre by Larry Tremblay.