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ISBN:0889224676
Author: Gail Scott,Lise Tremblay
ISBN13: 978-0889224674
Title: Mile End
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Language: English
Category: Genre Fiction
Publisher: Talonbooks; 1St Edition edition (March 15, 2002)
Pages: 144

Mile End by Gail Scott,Lise Tremblay



Gail Scott Gail Scott’s fiction and criticism have appeared in several journals. She is the author of two novels: Main Brides (1993) and Heroine (1987); Spare Parts, a collection of short stories; and Spaces Like Stairs, a collection of essays. Most recently, she translated Lise Tremblay’s Mile End (La danse juive, Lemeac, 1999). She lives in Montréal. Paperback: 144 pages.

The unnamed narrator of Lise Tremblay’s Mile End plays the piano for a living, accompanying aspiring singers and ballet dancers. She could do much better if she tried, but she is confused about what she wants out of life. Quebec author Lise Tremblay successfully puts the reader inside someone else’s skin – the sweaty, bouncing, uncomfortable flesh of the novel’s grossly overweight young woman narrator. Throughout much of the book, the reader keeps turning pages for the pleasure of listening to the narrator’s voice, though little in the way of a plot unfolds.

Lise Tremblay (born 13 June 1957) is a French Canadian novelist. Tremblay was born in Chicoutimi, Quebec. Her first awards were presented at the Saguenay-Lac. St Jean book festival for her 1990 debut novel L'hiver de pluie. Her 1999 novel, La danse juive won that year's Governor General's Award for fiction. In recent years, she has been teaching literature in Montreal at Cégep du Vieux Montréal. 1999: fiction winner, Governor General's Award, La danse juive.

Mile End is a chilling and masterful look at the interior landscapes of psychosis which mirror so perfectly the emptiness of the exterior surfaces they reflect. Library descriptions.

Want to Read savin. ant to Read. Mile End by. Lise Tremblay, Gail Scott (Translation). St Jean book festival for her 1990 debut novel L'hiver de pluie In recent years, she has been teaching literature in Montreal at Cégep du Vieux Montréal. 13 June 1957 (age 61) Chicoutimi, Quebec, Canada. ISBN 2-7609-3217-6 (Mile End, trans. Gail Scott, Vancouver: Talonbooks, 2002. La héronnière Montreal: Leméac, 2003.

Tremblay was born in Chicoutimi, Quebec.

1957-06-13) 13 June 1957 (age 61) Chicoutimi, Quebec, Canada. Montreal: Leméac, 1999.

The narrator of this Governor General’s Award-winning novel does not have a name. She is simply a grotesque “fat woman,” getting larger every day—a clown, a monster, in her own words, with no self, no identity save her enormous mound of flesh, its blubber, its perceived deformity. She is used by men who find her a convenience—for their careers, for a sympathetic ear, for someone to screw. No one thinks she understands anything. She feels displaced. Everyone, they keep telling her, is from “another world,” which they are sure she can never penetrate or understand. Not that they really want her to. Her father precariously hosts a popular TV show, in which middle-class people confess the error of their ways, and return perpetually to the safety of the middle road. His family is an embarrassment to him, his daughter a disappointment.Yet within this spreading body crouches the still point of a sharply observant intelligence, a vision unclouded by fantasy or illusions, least of all about herself. Her resignation to her indifferent suburban upbringing, the callousness of her grandparents, her accomplished but talentless musicianship, but most of all to the accusatory criticisms of her pathetically self-involved father, is a tightly-wound emotional spring, set to lash out terribly on a world of blind, and therefore tormenting indifference.Mile End [La danse juive, Leméac, 1999] is a chilling and masterful look at the interior landscapes of psychosis which mirror so perfectly the emptiness of the exterior surfaces they reflect.