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Fiction Literary

In Every Wave

by (author) Charles Quimper

read by Max Lloyd-Jones

translated by Guil Lefebvre

Baraka Books
Initial publish date
May 2022
Literary, Magical Realism
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    Publish Date
    May 2022
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A man loses his daughter while swimming one summer. This little gem of a novella–sad and beautiful and spellbinding all at once–is the tale of how he strives to be reunited with her again, whether back home on dry land or thousands of miles underwater. Racked with guilt and doubt, he lingers over her memory, refusing to let her go. He imagines and reimagines the moment she slipped away from him as he searches for her behind every rock, in every bush, in every wave.

About the authors


  • Short-listed, ReLit Awards

Contributor Notes

Born in Quebec City in 1977, Charles Quimper is a former bookseller and has contributed to a number of magazines.

Editorial Reviews

“Every phrase is a foghorn, and every utterance rasps. Almost too tender to touch.” — Foreword Reviews

“A picture of tenderness and a true-to-life image of the gaping hole left in the heart by loss.” — World Literature Today

“A new literary voice of remarkable density.” — Le Devoir