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House of Anansi Press


Written by Gaetan Soucy • Translated by Sheila Fischman

Published January 01, 1999 | ISBN 9781770890688
FICTION / Literary

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144 pages
Digital Format

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About this book


Gaetan Soucy • Sheila Fischman

Atonement is Sheila Fischman's translation of Gaetan Soucy's brilliant novel, originally published in French as L'Acquittement.

Twenty years after leaving the tiny village of Saint Aldor, Louis Bapaume has come home to make amends. During that one blustery winter solstice day, between the railway station and the church where a funeral mass is underway, he meets old villagers, forgotten neighbours, and characters who are either imagined or real. But there's only one person he seeks: the von Croft twin he taught to read music and to whom he wants to atone.

Soucy creates a world where nothing is left to chance and the line between dream and reality is always shifting.

About the Creators

Gaetan Soucy

Gaetan Soucy has written four novels to acclaim in Canada and abroad. He teaches philosophy and lives in Montreal.

Sheila Fischman

Sheila Fischman is the translator of more than 150 novels. She has been awarded numerous prizes, including the Governor General’s Literary Award for Translation, the Canada Council Translation Prize, and the Molson Prize for the Arts. She lives in Montreal.