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Fiction Literary


by (author) Maude Veilleux

read by A.J. Bridel

translated by Aleshia Jensen & Aimee Wall

Baraka Books
Initial publish date
May 2022
Literary, Contemporary Women
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Winter blankets Montreal, while a bookseller and her lover dream of Prague. As the narrator’s open marriage becomes the subject of a novel, reality blurs with fiction, and she tries to reconcile the need to create with the desire for love and sex. Written in stark, spare prose, Prague is an introspective and intimate account of the making of a novel from life.

About the authors

Maude Veilleux's profile page

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ALESHIA JENSEN is a French-to-English literary translator and former bookseller living in Tio'tia:ke/Montréal. Her translations include Explosions by Mathieu Poulin, a finalist for the 2018 Governor General's Literary Award for Translation; Prague by Maude Veilleux, co-translated with Aimee Wall; as well as numerous graphic novels, including work by Julie Delporte, Catherine Ocelot, Mirion Malle, and Pascal Girard.

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Newfoundland-native Aimee Wall is a writer and translator. Her essays, short fiction, and criticism have appeared in numerous publications, including Maisonneuve, Matrix Magazine, the Montreal Review of Books, and Lemon Hound. Wall's translations include Vickie Gendreau’s novels Testament (2016), and Drama Queens (2019), and Sports and Pastimes by Jean-Philippe Baril Guérard (2017). She lives in Montreal. We, Jane is her first novel.


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Editorial Reviews

“Maude Veilleux is one of the most important writers of our era.” — Dominic Tardif, Le Devoir

“Another gem from QC Fiction (…) an espresso shot of modern married life.” — Stuart John Allen, Winstondad’s Blog

“A hyper-aware portrayal of the intimate relationship between sadness, submission, creation, and life in a body.” — Bronwyn Averett, Montreal Review of Books

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