by Louise Dupré
translated by Liedewy Hawke
ISBN 9781897151532 | 5.125" x 7.625" | TPB with French Flaps | $21
Categories:Fiction - Literary, Fiction - Short Stories, Translations
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SynopsisShortlisted for the 2010 Governor General's Literary Award for Translation
In this collection of twenty-six stories, acclaimed author Louise Dupré celebrates women who have reached the summer of their lives, with plenty to look back upon and even more to look forward to. In one story, two lovers trapped by a snowstorm call an end to their relationship. In another, a woman buries her father but finds herself unable to grieve for him. At Expo 67, a teenage girl discovers the world and the fellowship of humankind. A quietly desperate academic travels to a conference and unexpectedly finds passion — perhaps even love.
These women are tightrope-walkers, alone and courageous; having crossed so many thresholds, they must now find the strength to defy convention, and take one more leap into the unknown in order to start over. Dark, yet radiant, High-Wire Summer is proof of Louise Dupré’s ability to disarm and seduce with the delicate music of her words.