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Fragments of Place

Aude | Translated by David Homel | Exile Editions | May 1, 2016

The stories in this collection draw us into the intimacy of what makes us human. Some are marked by war, social instability, totalitarianism, while others are peaceful and reassuring, but each emphasizes that great social movements call out for improvements to the common good, for true democracy without violence and with justice, for all citizens, including those yet to be born. Fragments of Place asks all of us to be aware of the new pages of global history as they are written, as we explore our ongoing human dilemmas.

Aude (pen name of Charlotte Charbonneau-Tissot) is most noted for her 1997 short story collection Cet imperceptible mouvement, which won the Governor General’s Award for French-language fiction. Exile Editions published it in translation (for which Jill Cairns won the John Glassco Translation Prize) as The Indiscernible Movement. Exile has also published Aude’s collections Human and The Whole Man.

David Homel is a multi-award-winning translator, including a Governor General’s Award.


"This collection is charmingly well-balanced; susurrations of fantasy are set against harsh reality, and there are stories of kindness and love to contrast the harsh suffering that Aude does not shy away from limning." --Publisher's Weekly


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