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Praise for Testament:
“In addition to confronting her own imminent mortality, Gendreau takes determined ownership of her legacy.”
—Quill and Quire
“The journey through the end of Gendreau’s life and beyond remains delicate, introspective, and wholly unusual. It is a literary trip worth taking.”
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Vickie Gendreau was born in Montréal in 1989. While working in Montréal strip clubs from October 2009 to June 2012, she was also active in the literary community, where she participated in events like the Off-Festival de poésie de Trois-Rivières. She was diagnosed with a brain tumour in 2012 and passed away a year later. Her first novel, Testament, written after her diagnosis, was published in fall 2012. It was longlisted for the 2013 Prix littéraire France-Québec, and the English edition was published by Book*hug in 2016. Her second novel, Drama Queens, was published posthumously in 2014.
Newfoundland-native Aimee Wall is a writer and translator. She has previously translated the novels Testament by Vickie Gendreau, and Sports and Pastimes by Jean-Philippe Baril Guérard, as well as Maude Veilleux’s Prague, a co-translation with Aleshia Jensen. Her first novel, We Jane, is forthcoming from Book*hug. She lives in Montréal.
Literature in Translation Series
October 24, 2019 | Fiction
8 x 5.25 inches | 180 pages
Trade Paper | ISBN 9781771665223