BFW16 Catherine Leroux

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 2011 by Éditions Alto, and her newest novel is
Madame Victoria (Éditions Alto, 2015).

LONGLISTED 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 postapocalyptic 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.

Catherine Leroux est née en 1979 non loin de Montréal, où elle vit aujourd’hui avec un chat et quelques humains. Elle a été caissière, téléphoniste, barmaid, commis de bibliothèque. Elle a enseigné, fait la grève, vendu du chocolat, étudié la philosophie et nourri des moutons puis elle est devenue journaliste avant, de publier La marche en forêt. Finaliste au Prix des libraires du Québec, ce roman d’une grande humanité a charmé le public et la critique. Le mur mitoyen est son second roman, il a remporté le Prix France-Québec.

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