Today, we welcome our final release of the Spring 2022 season, Remnants by Céline Huyghebaert, translated by Aleshia Jensen. Read on to learn all about this award-winning addition to our Literature in Translation Series and for information about the upcoming launch.
Happy Book Birthday to Remnants by Céline Huyghebaert, translated by Aleshia Jensen! Eagerly anticipated by Quill & Quire, CBC Books, and 49th Shelf, this Governor General’s Literary Award-winning novel is finally available in English translation.
Remnants is an exploration of our relationships with family and perception, told through a profound investigation of a father’s life and sudden death. With various voices and hybrid forms—including dialogues, questionnaires, photographs, and dream documentation—Huyghebaert builds a fragmented picture of a father-daughter relationship that has been shaped by silences and missed opportunities.
Asking essential questions we often only peer at from the corner of an eye, questions about the value of life in its duration and passing, this transcendent work—ideal for readers of Annie Ernaux, Sophie Calle, and Maggie Nelson—will delight anyone who has sought a logic within the knotted lines of the past.
Remnants Book Launch!
Book*hug Press, in partnership with De Stiil Books, invites you to celebrate the launch of Remnants. Join us in person or virtually via a live stream.
Thursday, June 16, 2022
6 – 8 pm ET
De Still Books
351 Avenue Duluth E, Montréal, QC
All are welcome. People attending in person are asked to please consider wearing a mask.
Livestream details coming soon. Follow the FB event page for updates.
That’s all for now, dear reader. Please join us again in wishing a very Happy Book Birthday to Remnants Céline Huyghebaert, translated by Aleshia Jensen. Available now from our online shop or from your local independent bookstore. Happy reading!