Floralie, Where Are You?
Written by Roch Carrier
Publication Date May 02, 1991
La Guerre Yes Sir! is the first book in a trilogy -- good news for readers who were delighted by Roch Carrier's first novel.
In Floralie, Where Are You? he reaches back to the wedding night of the Corriveau parents. Once again a single night expands until it becomes a world in itself. But this time it is a very different concoction, mingling desire and guilt, nightmare and fantasy, as Anthymo drives Floralie back to his village through the forest.
In Sheila Fischman's fluid translation, Floralie, Where Are You? sings with vivacity and grace.
Roch Carrier was born in the small town of Sainte-Justine, Quebec, in 1937. He received a BA from the Universite Saint-Louis in Edmunston, New Brunswick, a master's degree from the Universite de Montreal, and a doctorate at the Universite de Paris. He published his first book, La Guerre, Yes Sir! in 1968 at the age of 31. He was secretary-general of the Theatre du Nouveau Monde in Montreal, the director of the Canada Council from 1994 to 1997, and appointed National Librarian in October 1999. He lives in Montreal.