Wednesday Night at the End of the World

Translated by Jonathan Kaplansky

ISBN: 9781897151426

Price: $21.95

Format: Trade Paperback

Size: 5.17" x 7.73"

Publication Date: Apr 01, 2009

FIC019000 FICTION / Literary

“Takes the reader on a journey that goes beyond the predictable, delivering surprises as well as mystery. It gives us an inkling of a world of fragmented individuals, held together not by the bonds of kinship, friendship, or solidarity, but by escapist needs and habits.”
Montreal Review of Books


The Winter Solstice. A diner in Montreal. A movie. A photograph. A name. What may seem like floating bits of trivia are actually the anchor points of our lives, the details that tell us who we are and where we are going. They are the air we breathe, shared between strangers without a second thought. They are the avenues through which humanity flows. Hélène Rioux's collection of interconnected stories about cab drivers and dancers, painters and writers, Russians and Mexicans, and fathers and daughters, portrays our world the way Escher would a staircase: intricate, troubling, fantastic, and always surprising.

Wednesday Night at the End of The World is a celebration of all that we have in common, whether we know it or not; that despite loneliness, none of us are truly alone.