The Paths to Extinction
From the Years of Lead in Italy to rural Quebec in 1950, present-day Montreal, an oppressive Thailand and Florida under the snow, Les voies de la disparition traces out a geography of people running away. Through its characters, such as Manue who is struggling to get pregnant, Fabio who is trying to reignite the flame of a lost love, Claudio and his heavy burden, two terrorists on the run, Jacques Cartier the gardener and a grandmother who is losing her memory, we learn that there are many ways to disappear. But what if in order to find salvation, instead of trying to erase our traces, we confronted reality head on?
This is a novel where nature and humanity, love and death, and progress and decadence intertwine to suggest that, even though the endpoint will always remain radical, it is possible to postpone it by exercising the imagination.
496 pages, 978-2-924519-28-8, 27,95$