Querelle of Roberval (Paperback)

Querelle of Roberval By Kevin Lambert, Donald Winkler (Translator) Cover Image
By Kevin Lambert, Donald Winkler (Translator)
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Shortlisted for the Atwood Gibson Writers' Trust Fiction Prize

Homage to Jean Genet's antihero and a brilliant reimagining of the ancient form of tragedy, Querelle of Roberval, winner of the Marquis de Sade Prize, is a wildly imaginative story of justice, passion, and murderous revenge.


As a millworkers' strike in the northern lumber town of Roberval drags on, tensions start to escalate between the workers--but when a lockout renews their solidarity, they rally around the mysterious and magnetic influence of Querelle, a dashing newcomer from Montreal. Strapping and unabashed, likeable but callow, by day he walks the picket lines and at night moves like a mythic Adonis through the ranks of young men who flock to his apartment for sex. As the dispute hardens and both sides refuse to yield, sand stalls the gears of the economic machine and the tinderbox of class struggle and entitlement ignites in a firestorm of passions carnal and violent. Trenchant social drama, a tribute to Jean Genet's antihero, and a brilliant reimagining of the ancient form of tragedy, Querelle of Roberval, winner of France's Marquis de Sade Prize, is a wildly imaginative story of justice, passion, and murderous revenge.

Product Details
ISBN: 9781771963541
ISBN-10: 1771963549
Publisher: Biblioasis
Publication Date: August 2nd, 2022
Pages: 200
Language: English