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La fiancée américaine [Ebook] ➣ La fiancée américaine Author Éric Dupont – Thomashillier.co.uk Un gâteau renversé à l'ananas peut il changer le cours de l'histoire Louis dit « le Cheval » Lamontagne est né en pleine messe de minuit alors ue sa mère était figurante dans la crèche vivant Un gâteau renversé à l'ananas peut il changer le cours de l'histoire Louis dit « le Cheval » Lamontagne est né en pleine messe de minuit alors ue sa mère était figurante dans la crèche vivante Son père le plus bel homme de Rivière du Loup était follement amoureux de sa nouvelle femme Madeleine dite « l'Américaine » cuisinière hors pair dont le livre de recettes transformera la vie de toutes les femmes dans la famille sur La fiancée ePUB ½ générations Leur fils se trouvera mal marié mais les yeux sarcelle de sa mère continueront à se répandre dans la région tout comme en Europe où il est déployé et dans l'État de New York où il gagnera sa vie comme homme fort dans les foires Dans ce village pentu encore sous l'emprise du curé ui annonce la fin du monde aux enfants pour le novembre les racontars abondent Eric Dupont nous offre un magnifiue roman où les histoires d'un siècle de Madeleine s'entrelacent comme pour former une pelote de laine L'expression «histoire d'amour » ne rend pas justice aux méandres de ce récit émaillé de rebondissements Eric Dupont est né à Amui Gaspésie en Il est l'auteur de Voleurs de sucre Prix Senghor de la francophonie La logeuse Lauréat du Combat des livres et Bestiaire un des cin meilleurs romans de l'année selon le journal La Presse Il enseigne à l'Université McGill.

  • Paperback
  • 568 pages
  • La fiancée américaine
  • Éric Dupont
  • French
  • 10 September 2016

About the Author: Éric Dupont

Eric Dupont est né à Amui Gaspésie en Il est l'auteur de Voleurs de sucre La Logeuse Bestiaire et La Fiancée américaine Il enseigne la traduction à l'Université McGill Eric Dupont is an author teacher and translator who lives in Montreal His French language novel La Logeuse won the Combat des livres He was a finalist for both the Prix littéraire France.



10 thoughts on “La fiancée américaine

  1. Penny (Literary Hoarders) Penny (Literary Hoarders) says:

    For a prize that awards the best in Canadian fiction the Giller Prize should easily go to Songs for the Cold of Heart Amazing fiction and storytelling and the translation is impeccable it maintained the elouence and lyricism in Dupont's writing This is very John Irving esue if you loved A Prayer for Owen Meany Hotel New Hampshire and The World According to Garp you should most certainly fall in love with Songs for the Cold of Heart It brings in the opera Tosca often I need to go and look into that because I'm sure the many references to it will deepen the meaning of it against the story in the book Know what I mean? And perhaps look into the meaning behind the bass clef that too is mentioned often I loved it and the storytelling inside was amazing For me even though I haven't read any of the other 2018 Giller shortlisted titles Songs for the Cold of Heart is the winner

  2. Krista Krista says:

    Nothing is so foreign to the heart of a tormented lover than seeing the pain of absence disappear as though her heart had been fuelled by this angst ever since she first laid eyes on Madeline from behind the willow hedge Now she would have to work on getting the ban lifted on visiting the Lamontagne house The two girls threw snowballs at each other and slid along Rue Fraserville's steep sidewalks breaking into a song for the cold of heart as they revelled in winter's arrival right down to the very last snowflake I get that people are saying that Songs for the Cold of Heart is reminiscent of John Irving – it starts with the far fetched and ironic tone of A Prayer for Owen Meany or The Hotel New Hampshire; the latter of which author Éric Dupont references outright – but it soon turns into a different kind of book; soon after that turning into another and at six hundred small font pages there's room enough here for several distinct works So while I found that first part to be the most entertaining and found the whole to be a bit too long I liked all of the parts in different ways I'm delighted that this book made the Giller Prize shortlist – it might not have come to my attention otherwise – and I wouldn't mind seeing it win You know you're in love the moment you walk up to someone trembling I'd think to myself And since I associated trembling with the freezing cold having grown up in East Prussia I associated love that awful feeling with the sumptuous winters of my native land You're the only one in Berlin who could know what I mean by that Kapriel You need to feel all the coldness of that music I think it's a song for the cold of heart For people like us Kapriel “I wait for you trembling” Words to be sung in despair one last cry from the heart a petition of sorts Do you follow me? It takes someone familiar with the body's tremors the inexplicable bumps and jolts of the nervous system to understand Schubert In the first part of Songs for the Cold of Heart we meet Louis “the Horse” Lamontagne a former travelling fairground strongman now working as a mortician in his hometown of Rivière du Loup whose children know that a glass of warm gin is all it takes to get their Papa telling tales of his youthful exploits Everything from the incredible story of Louis' birth to his conscription into the American Army during WWII makes you wonder if Louis isn't pulling his children's legs just a bit In the next part Louis' daughter Madeline is shown growing up in an age that sees the Catholic Church begin to lose its grip on uebec and this part is much less lighthearted eventually rejecting her parents and her small town life Madeline goes on the become a famous restaurateur who refuses to share stories about her family or childhood with her own children In the third part as the new millennium approaches Madeline's estranged son Gabriel has moved to Berlin in a rejection of his heritage and unwittingly befriends an old woman who might hold the key to where he came from Told mostly in letters and diary form this third section really does feel like a different book but with so many details repeated throughout – Polish giants gold crosses and mustachioed popes; teal eyes bass clef birthmarks a Madeline or is that a Magda? in every generation – it all ties together into one big epic wholeIf the themes of this book could be condensed into two uotes they would be When an outside force takes control of your body it's fascism Or its toned down version Catholicism And While ordinary love is cruel Puccinian love is merciless It's interesting that Dupont chose as his main characters a French Canadian family with German roots On the one hand Dupont never misses a chance to mock the Catholic clergy – whether corpulent or manipulative priests an archbishop who wants to meet a young leotarded Louis for deviant purposes or poor old Sister Mary of the Eucharist with her “pale haunting ugliness” “a face like a wet weekend” and “a nose as long as a day without bread” And while the Church famously had control over every aspect of uebec life for centuries when Magda begins recalling life in East Prussia under the Nazis the similarities are clear and especially with both the Catholics' and the Nazis' obsession with breeding babies for their causes and rooting out homosexuals And it's also an interesting choice that throughout the generations many characters are obsessed with the opera Tosca; this mercilessness of Puccinian love is both talked about and demonstrated and by the end this felt like a tragic opera than a straightforward novel; there are repetitions and coincidences that are believable and inevitable because of this operatic foundation And all that worked for me – there's value here as a uebec perspective on the entirety of the twentieth century if nothing else Maybe a bit too long but again the book I like best on the 2018 Giller Prize shortlist

  3. Shawn Mooney (Shawn The Book Maniac) Shawn Mooney (Shawn The Book Maniac) says:

    After a strong start this devolved into a cesspool of incoherent inane nonsense that added up to nothing worth continuing with At about the 40% mark an abortion doctor slips on a pressed rose once belonging to Callas while chasing the girl whose bass clef birthmark had distracted him from the abortion he was to provide giving zero you know whats about any of it I did too Aborted that is Just awful

  4. Laura Frey (Reading in Bed) Laura Frey (Reading in Bed) says:

    It's probably of a 45 but I'm so into all the echoes of my favorite john Irving book that I can't think straight 😍😍😍

  5. Peter McCambridge Peter McCambridge says:

    This has been in the works for a long time but SONGS FOR THE COLD OF HEART my translation of Eric Dupont's La Fiancée américaine is finally out today

  6. Alex Alex says:

    As a pretty ferocious reader i sometimes can pound through a book in a day or two a week at most But that isn't necessarily the best approach for every book and that certainly is the case for grand family sagas like Eric Dupont's Giller shortlisted tome Songs for the Cold of Heart which I took a good two months to finish Following a small town uebecois family the Lamontanges from the First World War to turn of the Century Dupont pays homage to how we recount our past how we tell our stories Told as fire side storytime to children correspondences between brothers second hand retelling of adventures or experiences during grand world events Dupont highlights how important recounting our pasts is to the identities we create for ourselves Be it fantastical stories of strongmen in early 20th century carnivals the enduring presence of deceased grandmothers the amazing emergence of a billionaire businesswoman or survival during the end of days of WW2 Dupont creates a wonderful family tale one that is best consumed slowly to truly appreciate the grand scope of the tale A fantastic introduction to Dupont and definitely would have been a worthy winner of the Giller

  7. Kimbofo Kimbofo says:

    Songs for the Cold of Heart was shortlisted for this year’s Giller Prize but it lost out to Esi Edugyan’s Washington Black We chose it as our Shadow Giller winner — a totally unanimous decisionuite unlike anything I’ve ever read before this doorstop of a novel is epic in scope and unrivalled in ambition one that makes for a truly immersive reading experienceFull of vivid well drawn characters and wonderfully evoked settings it’s a tale that spans several generations of the one uebec French family with each new chapter able to stand alone as a short story But the force of all those chapters working together creates a richly layered narrative in which motifs — and even jokes — keep repeating themselves from one generation to the next revealing unexpected connections and insights into a family whose reputation has been built on a combination of legend invention and self mythologising It brims with sex and humour love and tragedy empathy and arrogance and is littered with tall tales a smidgen of magic realism and much innuendoExpertly translated by Peter McCambridge it must have taken an age to work on this is a proper literary tour de force Sadly it is priced at an eye watering £29 here in the UK which is a shame because it truly deserves a much wider English language audience

  8. Allison ༻hikes the bookwoods༺ Allison ༻hikes the bookwoods༺ says:

    This is a long book with remarkable storytelling and a complex web of characters spanning four generations and multiple countries I enjoyed it so much I would love to read it again someday now that I know how everything comes together in the end

  9. QC Fiction QC Fiction says:

    Coming soon as Songs For The Cold Of Heart from C Fiction

  10. Sonya Sonya says:

    I can't decide between 4 and 5 stars so I'm settling on 45 The publisher's characterization of this book as a big fat whopper of a tale is apt It's a long meandering but thoroughly agreeable entertaining journey through several generations of a family from rural uebec sometimes historical fiction sometimes magical realism The shift to epistolary narrative part way through the book was a little jarring and unexpected but then again so is the story of the Lamontagnes as a whole Reminiscent to me of a little Margaret Laurence a smidge Mordecai Richler Really enjoyed this book

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