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La femme ui fuit ➚ [KINDLE] ❄ La femme ui fuit By Anaïs Barbeau Lavalette ➤ – Thomashillier.co.uk Anaïs Barbeau Lavalette n'a pas connu la mère de sa mère De sa vie elle ne savait ue très peu de choses Cette femme s'appelait Suzanne En 1948 elle est aux côtés de Borduas Gauvreau et Riopelle Anaïs Barbeau Lavalette n'a pas connu la mère de sa mère De sa vie elle ne savait ue très peu de choses Cette femme s'appelait Suzanne En elle est aux côtés de Borduas Gauvreau et Riopelle uand ils signent Refus Global Avec Barbeau elle fonde une famille Mais très tôt elle abandonne ses deux enfants Pour toujours Afin de remonter le cours de la vie de cette femme à la fois révoltée et révoltante La femme PDF/EPUB or l'auteur a engagé une détective privée Les petites et grandes découvertes n'allaient pas tarderEnfance les pieds dans la boue bataille contre les petits Anglais éprise d'un directeur de conscience fugue vers Montréal frénésie artistiue des Automatistes romances folles en Europe combats aux sein des mouvements noirs de l'Amériue en colère; elle fut arracheuse de pissenlits en Ontario postière en Gaspésie peintre poète amoureuse amante dévorante et fantômeLa femme ui fuit est l'aventure d'une femme explosive une femme volcan une femme funambule restée en marge de l'histoire ui traversa librement le siècle et ses tempêtes Pour l'auteur c'est aussi une adresse directe et sans fard à celle ui blessa sa mère à jamais.

  • 378 pages
  • La femme ui fuit
  • Anaïs Barbeau Lavalette
  • French
  • 20 March 2014
  • 9782923896502

About the Author: Anaïs Barbeau Lavalette

Anaïs Barbeau Lavalette born is a Canadian novelist film director and screenwriter from uebec.



10 thoughts on “La femme ui fuit

  1. Vanessa Vanessa says:

    Told in the form of second person the story is written in little vignettes of beautiful prose and interspersed with some of Suzanne's poetry It is largely a fictional account but loosely based on some factual information gathered by Suzanne's granddaughter trying to collect whatever threads of info of a grandmother who was mostly absent and distant a grandmother who she only met a few times This is a brave attempt to piece together the past and what she uncovers is an interesting and complex woman a life of passion and ambition but also a fragmented fragile life leaving behind a trail of broken hearts and unfulfilled dreams A woman who is drawn to activism and seeks groundbreaking causes but runs away from the people who need her the most This book is deeply moving It explores rejection and hurt and pain so well so precise it's uncanny how I felt instantly drawn to the narrator and her mother who are the hapless victims of this selfish and infuriating woman This was a powerful story and I enjoyed it but was left frustrated by this woman who really had no good reason to be so god damn awful Her heartless cruelty made me weep for the ones she deliberately hurt I was impressed by this author how she managed to turn a tragic ending and story into a beautiful lesson showing the power of understanding and forgiveness and how ultimately it can transcend hate Magnificent

  2. Kathleen Kathleen says:

    4 thick textured stars ⭐️️⭐️️⭐️️⭐️️SUZANNE by Anais Barbeau Lavalette came to my attention because it has been long listed for Canada Reads 2019 The title SUZANNE makes me think of Canadian singer songwriter poet and novelist Leonard Cohen and his song Suzanne I just had to read this book Not being a fluent French reader I chose to read the English edition by Coach House The rich thick paper pages enhanced my reading pleasure I liked the feeling of my fingers turning the pages as I read thisfictionalized biography of the author's grandmotherFrom the back cover Anais Barbeau Lavalette never knew her maternal grandmother Suzanne Hoping to understand why the sometimes painter and poet associated with Les Automatistes a movement of dissident artists that included painter Paul Emile Borduas abandoned her husband and young family Barbeau Lavalette hired a private detective to piece together her life Suzanne is a fictionalized account of Suzanne's life over eighty five years from Montreal to Brussels to New York from lover to lover through a series of personal and artistic travails that mirror the political movements of the times the Great Depression uebec's uiet Revolution women's liberation and the American civil rights movement Along the way Suzanne offers an unforgettable portrait of a volatile fascinating woman and the near century she witnessed while chronicling a granddaughter's search for understanding forgiveness and a familial past 'It's about a nameless despair an unbearable sadness But it's also a reflection on what it means to be a mother and an artist Most of all it's a magnificent novel' Les Meconnus

  3. ❀ Susan G ❀ Susan G says:

    was a beautifully written creative fictional story of the author's maternal grandmother She researched imagined and pieced together a life lost to her family She wrote the story trying to recreate her grandmother's life after discovering a selection of pictures after her death in 2009This novel was written in French by Anais Barbeau Lavalette and later translated into English by Rhonda Mullins I am happy that it was part of the Canada Reads 2018 long list or I may have missed this rich narrative altogether I also loved how Coach House Books published Suzanne with thick uality paper the same paper used when they published Fifteen Dogs which was the 2017 Canada Reads winnerAfter reading The Book of Eve last week the similarities were obvious Both tales are set in Montreal or at least part of Suzanne with a strong female characters that struggled against the expectations of society While Eva ran away from her spouse after her son was grown Suzanne escaped parenthood marriage and her role as a daughter while seeking her freedom creativity and independence Suzanne was an artist and had created both poetry and paintingsThe story is told by Suzanne's grand daughter It is written in short snippets of text broken down into segments of time as the author recreates Suzanne's independence during the uebec revolution women's liberation and civil rights campaigns Three generations are forever impacted by her absence and her grand daughter weaves a fascinating family historyMore details are available in an article Anais Barbeau Lavalette's Book Suzanne explores the meaning and cost of freedom as published in the Montreal GazetteBoth the novel and article leave the reader thinking about Suzanne I would definitely recommend taking some time to read this uniue creative history of a an independent woman who gave up her family for her freedom although Suzanne was not part of the Canada Reads Short List I do think that this is an eye opening story which would be great to pick up after you read the short list

  4. Mj Mj says:

    I loved the writing in this book It was pure poetry and I couldn't put the put it down And surprisingly even though it is a biography it is a real page turner It is a fictional account about the author's grandmother who was in the public eye and then vanished The author hired a private investigator to help fill in the blank spaces partly out of personal curiosity about her familial ties and also because she understood she had the makings of a great story about a strong woman who lived a life of over eighty years in both North America and Europe in an unconventional lifestyle very different from the usual norms in what she perceived to be living in a manner to achieve her fullest possibilities and potential Suzanne is uite an extraordinary story told in the second person narrative granddaughter telling the story of her grandmother in incredible prose pure poetry in many instances A very deserving 4 12 star read Am still mulling over whether to round up or down One of the drawbacks I see is that the book is short in fact too short I found it so fascinating and deliciously and intelligently written that I wanted even of Suzanne's story A wonderful read I loved every minute

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

    It’s not everyday that you find a novel written in the second person but this one works remarkably well I’m not sure the message will translate to Canada Reads but we’ll see This book isn’t very long but what’s the chapters are short the sentences too There’s a sense of urgency in these pages that helps the reader understand Suzanne’s ever present desire to escape her circumstances whatever they may be

  6. Brooke Brooke says:

    25 stars The author of this book Anaïs Barbeau Lavalette never knew her maternal grandmother Suzanne who abandoned her children when they were young After her death in 2009 Barbeau Lavalette hired a private detective to learn about Suzanne’s tumultuous life With the knowledge she gained she wrote a fictionalized account of her grandmother’s life spanning 85 years Suzanne is written in second person which worked surprisingly well for me and in short vignettes which I loved I enjoyed parts of the book and loved the premise but overall it was just an okay read for me

  7. Sarah Sarah says:

    Uniue way of telling the story of a uniue woman Short vignettes poetically written in second person What happens when a woman chooses a life for herself that does not include her children? Men do it often but a woman? It’s easy to judge Suzanne yes but to try to understand her is what her grand daughter author Anais Barbeau Lavalette set out to do

  8. Savannah Savannah says:

    Didn’t love it Didn’t hate it I liked the writing style and how the book was made of almost snapshots seemed very refreshing after so many novels and helps it be a super uick read Story wise tho was meh I just seemed unable to ever really fully connect with the characters or the plot That may just be me tho

  9. Brandon Brandon says:

    Pieced together with the help of a private detective Suzanne is a fictionalized telling of the life of Suzanne Meloche Barbeau by her granddaughter Anais Barbeau LavaletteSuzanne is the second book I’ve read of the five shortlisted for the 2019 Canada Reads competition With the first being By Chance Alone a memoir written by a concentration camp detainee during the second World War whatever book I chose to read next would have a tough time knocking Max Eisen’s story from the top of my list Luckily Suzanne was totally different in both tone and structure This helped it to stand alone rather than try to follow the prior book in my eyesThe majority of the novel takes place during Suzanne’s time as a member of the Automatistes a group of artistic dissidents living in Montreal during the mid 20th century Depending on who you asked at the time the group was either revered or hated for their heavy criticism of the Catholic Church As time moves on having married a prominent member Marcel Barbeau Suzanne is forever intertwined with the group so they pop back in from time to time I enjoyed this the most as a lot of what followed felt a bit rushedFrom there the story will take Suzanne all over the world from Brussels to England to the United States Given how reclusive Suzanne became from her family it’s hard to tell what if anything is based on actual events that occurred The author is uick to point out that her version of Suzanne was crafted through documents recovered following Suzanne’s death investigations and stories told to her by those who knew Suzanne best Given all she had the novel is the result of filling in the gaps with what the author portrayed her grandmother to be likeWith that said the real star here is the prose of Anais Barbeau Lavalette translated wonderfully by Rhonda Mullins At points it isn’t so much what’s happening but how it’s told I believe that in anyone else’s hands it may not have been as compelling Barbeau Lavalette’s skills help to push this book into the “one book to move you” category of Canada Reads by crafting a memorable exploration of a life lived on the outside of normalcy

  10. Annie Annie says:

    There’s not another book uite like this Part memoir part family saga part pure fiction this short novel would send booksellers into fits trying to decide where to shelve it Author Anais Barbeau Lavalette is the daughter of Manon Barbeau a filmmaker Manon’s mother was Suzanne Meloche a poet and painter; Suzanne abandoned her children and husband when Manon was just three years old Anais met her grandmother Suzanne exactly twice once when she was born and once when she was 26 Anais and Manon knocked on Suzanne’s door without invitation Suzanne makes them tea and small talk and oddly winks at Anais the granddaughter she has not seen since she was born But Suzanne will not answer Manon’s uestion Why did you leave?Five years later Suzanne is dead “My mother is finally rid of your absence” and there are still no answers Why did you leave?But there is a new uestion asked not by Manon but by Anais Who were you?This book is the imagined answer to that uestion Using the facts of Suzanne’s life pieced together by a detective Anais writes a fictionalized biography addressed to Suzanne herself— that is it’s written in second person “You had to die for me to take an interest in you For you to turn from a ghost to a woman I don’t love you yet But wait for me I’m coming” SUZANNE’S LIFE Suzanne grew up a French speaking child in Ottawa At 18 she moves to Montreal and befriends an artist Claude with whom she learns to write poetry and develop her inner artist’s voice She ends up marrying Claude’s friend Marcel Anais’s grandfather “You say you didn’t know that an explosion could be reassuring and yet that is what that painting makes you feel Marcel mumbles that it’s sort of how you make him feel” They move to an artist’s commune with other members of an artistic movement known as the Automotists; they learn agriculture go without plumbing or heating in the winter They have a daughter Anais’s daughter Manon nicknamed Mousse and a son Your daughter’s tiny fingers roam your cheeks climb your forehead and get lost in your hair She tells you a story in her own language an epic story in which her fingers are the brave explorers of a secret world You fall asleep rocked by this new caress wrapped in your tiny daughter’s massive presenceMarcel though is often gone jetting off to different cities his artist’s career flourishing while Suzanne is trapped at home taking care of the two children stifling her own potential taking all the time and air away from her shrinking the space to create her own art So after an affair with Borduas the leader of the Automatists she leaves She pays a woman to take care of the children and vanishes from their livesMarcel writes in a letter to Borduas For four years I thought only of myself and not much of her I believe Suzanne is headed toward her deepest desires and that her desires are her most profound duties The most important takeaway here it’s very easy to condemn a woman who leaves her family for her career But Marcel after all does the same thing When she leaves he could take care of the children but he doesn’tCertainly neither of them should have had children at all We can condemn them for that lack of foresight and self indulgence But after all in a world that glorifies the mother creates for women this ideal of motherhood without which she is considered incomplete or selfish there is something to be said for a woman who claims her own space instead Even while I wince at her selfishness even while I recoil from the cruelty of bringing a child into the world only to abandon it I admire her ability to carve a space for herself in the world that she can fit intoSuzanne runs off to Gaspé on the coast of uebec with a lover then to Brussels London and back to Montreal She asks Mousse to come live with her but Mousse is by that point living with her paternal aunts and refuses Suzanne moves to Harlem takes a new lover Selena and works at an activist organization You don’t settle into the moment You clutch at it and consume it After the suicide of a young homeless man who had become her latest lover—he was right around the same age as her own son by that point—Suzanne is checked into the psychiatric ward of a hospital She learns her daughter Mousse is giving birth to the author Anais in the same hospital and visits her She lives a relatively uiet life for the next twenty six years until she meets Anais for the second and last time You have let your life go by impenetrable to the world In the end Anais examines this half fiction half truth life that belonged to her grandmother and finally finds herself able to love this stranger woman who abandoned her mother and refused contact with Anais herself—and that love is the very truth Anais sought from this half fiction Why do I seek you out to tell my stories to? Because I am partly made from your desertion Your absence is part of me and it shaped me You are the one to whom I owe the murky water that feeds my roots which run deep So you continue to exist In my unuenchable thirst to love And in my need to be free like an absolute necessity But free with them I am free together me My daughter has fallen asleep at my breast we are together and we salute you Suze we will remember you

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