In the spirit of Cette maison n’est pas la mienne (Prix Émile-Nelligan 2009), Mon dinosaure opens with several voices, times, and enunciation modes, where the father figure becomes the “site” of a real search, of a collection of embedded narratives, of an excavation where a man’s past is invested with real memories as well as with imaginary lives.
Ranging from lyrical poetry to prose, from correspondence to narrative poem, Mon dinosaure is a book juxtaposing many possible readings. Here, voices and times merge—that of a father at times absent, at times speaking again, at times writing—then that of a son who summons, in narratives and poems, more than a hundred memories, bits of gossip, reminding us that a man’s story can only be told piece by piece. A prolonged metaphor for all disappearances, the figure of the dinosaur soon resembles the distant father, which François Turcot re-assembles meticulously.
184 pages, 978-2-923530-53-6, Print edition $23.95, PDF $17.99,
Rights : World English