Madame Victoria

Madame Victoria

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"In 2001, the skeleton of a woman is found in the woods surrounding the [then] Royal Victoria Hospital in Montreal. Despite a thorough investigation involving the hospital's records, a reconstitution of the woman's face, several missing person appeals, DNA tests, and an analysis of the deceased's hair revealing where she'd lived, and how she ate, it was impossible to find out who that woman was. She was dubbed Madame Victoria, put into a box in an evidence room, and once again forgotten."--
Publisher: Windsor, Ontario :, Biblioasis,, [2018]
Edition: First edition.
Copyright Date: ©2018
ISBN: 9781771962070
Branch Call Number: FIC LERO
Characteristics: 206 pages ; 21 cm.
Additional Contributors: Lederhendler, Lazer - Translator


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Dec 09, 2018

This is a book to luxuriate in the language of. Poor grammar there - sorry.
But looking at the books the translator chooses or has been chosen to translate it's difficult to know if the words on the page are the author's or the translator's.
In either case the chapters are short, all end or seem to end in the death of the 'character' (since the skeleton is the start of the premise) and each imagining at first seems different from the last but later the connection(s) become clearer.

Recommended to be read in short bursts rather than all at once. But recommended and if enjoyed then follow the translator.

debwalker Sep 17, 2018

When an unidentified woman's skeleton is found in the woods. Told through 12 possible histories for la morte, the Atkinson Life After Life tecnique. And what might have been.


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