The Little Girl Who Was Too Fond of Matches

The Little Girl Who Was Too Fond of Matches

eBook - 2011
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The Little Girl Who Was Too Fond of Matches, originally published in French as La Petite Fille qui Aimait Trop les Alumettes, dominated the bestseller lists and captured major media attention when it appeared in Quebec. It was the first novel published in Quebec ever to be nominated -- let alone become a finalist -- for France's prestigious Prix Renaudot. It is a magic-realist story of a boy and girl who grow up isolated (except through books and fairy tales) from the outside world and who must confront it together upon their father's suicide. Soucy's signature playfulness, surprising twists, and fascination with guilt, cruelty, and violence make The Little Girl Who Was Too Fond of Matches a triumph.
Publisher: Toronto : House of Anansi Press Inc., 2011
ISBN: 9781770890657
Characteristics: 1 online resource
Additional Contributors: Fischman, Sheila
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Diane1947
Feb 20, 2016

I found this book to be disgusting and the writer must have a very sick mind. Out of 10 people in my bookclub, eight women couldn't even finish the book. They were thouroughly disgusted.

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skippie
Jun 29, 2011

I've read this in the original as well, and the novel loses none of its impact in translation. An linguistic and imaginary tour-de-force: magical yet believable, true to life in a surreal kind of way, both appallingly beautiful and lovingly cruel.

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Jun 29, 2011

skippie thinks this title is suitable for 17 years and over

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