Written by Fanny Britt
Translated by Susan Ouriou
Translated by Christelle Morelli
Tessa is a thirty-seven-year-old real estate agent living in the suburbs of Montreal. She adores her husband and three young sons, but she’s deeply unhappy and questioning the set of choices that have led to her present life.
After a surprising run-in with Francis, her ex-boyfriend and first love, Tessa arranges to see him. During the three days before their meeting, she goes about her daily life — there’s swimming lessons, science projects, and dirty dishes. As the day of her meeting with Francis draws closer she has to decide if she is willing to disrupt her stable, loving family life for an uncertain future with him.
With startling clarity and emotional force, Fanny Britt gives us a complex portrait of a woman and a marriage from the inside out.
FANNY BRITT is a playwright, author, and translator. She has written a dozen plays and translated more than fifteen. Jane, the Fox and Me, her first graphic novel, won a Governor General’s Literary Award and a Libris Award, and was on the New York Times Best Illustrated Books list.
SUSAN OURIOU is an award-winning writer and literary translator working from French and Spanish into English with more than thirty literary translations to her credit. She has won the Governor General’s Literary Award for Translation and been part of the Banff International Literary Translation Centre since its creation.
CHRISTELLE MORELLI is a literary translator and French immersion teacher. She has translated several works of fiction for publication, including Jane, the Fox and Me and Stolen Sisters. Having lived in Quebec and France, she now makes her home with her family in Western Canada.