The Party Wall
SHORTLISTED FOR THE 2016 GILLER PRIZE
SELECTED FOR INDIES INTRODUCE SUMMER/FALL 2016
WINNER OF THE PRESTIGIOUS FRANCE-QUEBEC PRIZE
NOMINATED FOR THE QUEBEC BOOKSELLER'S PRIZE
Catherine Leroux's The Party Wall shifts between and ties together stories about pairs joined in surprising ways. A woman learns that she may not be the biological mother of her own son despite having given birth to him; a brother and sister unite, as their mother dies, to search for their long-lost father; two young sisters take a detour home, unaware of the tragedy that awaits; and a political couple--when the husband accedes to power in a post-apocalyptic future state--is shaken by the revelation of their own shared, if equally unknown, history.
Lyrical, intelligent, and profound, The Party Wall is luminously human, a surreally unforgettable journey through the barriers that can both separate us and bring us together.
About this Author
Catherine Leroux was born in 1979 in the Northern suburbs of Montreal. After holding various jobs she became a journalist and devoted herself to writing. Her first novel, Marche en forêt, was published in February 2011 by Éditions Alto.
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