The First Garden
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For starters, it's weird. I'm just going to throw that out here right now, it's weird. This book is the great beginnings of a Cannes Film Festival movie: something that you watch just to say that you've seen a foreign film, but you have no idea what it is about.
On the other side of this, it gives the reader a lot to think about in a way. Flora Fontanges is an actress, exiled from Quebec for twenty years, comes back to audition for a part, oh, and ...more
WARNING: My rating might be slightly biased, as the author was born less than 10km from my hometown.
I was quite happy when the randomizer elected to choose this novel, one of the only written by French Canadian (or, rather, Québécois) authors (the other being The Tin Flute by Gabrielle Roy). However, I was slightly disappointed when I finished reading it, as it was definitely not as good as I expected, considering its presence on the List. It follows Flora Fontanges, a theater actress living...more
I have to say that thi ...more
(side note- I'm just learning french, so don't mind my grammar if there are mistakes:])