Life's Little Difficulties
Written by France Daigle
Translated by Robert Majzels
Publication Date April 04, 2004
This is the final work in the trilogy begun by Just Fine and A Fine Passage.
Since the birth of their son Etienne, Carmen has been working as a waitress while Terry takes care of the baby. He has also been reading every book he can find about the Yi Jing, and consulting his oracle daily. The arrival of Etienne and Ludmilla Zablonski supplies unexpected and welcome inspiration.
But Terry and Carmen's life together is tinged with anxiety, and important questions about their future arise. "I've decided to love you till the day I die," Terry writes in a note to Carmen -- but is it really possible to decide to love someone?
France Daigle is the author of eleven novels, including Real Life, 1953, A Fine Passage, Life’s Little Difficulties, and Just Fine, which won the France Acadie Prize, the Prix Éloize, and the Prix Antonnie-Maillet-Acadie Vie. She lives in Moncton New Brunswick.
Robert Majzels is a novelist, poet, playwright, and translator. He won the Governor General's Literary Award for French to English translation for Just Fine, from the French Pas Pire, by France Daigle (2000). Robert lives in Calgary.