Lethbridge, Alberta

Saturday, September 21, 2019

Main Library: 5th Ave. S. and 8th St. S. | 11am - 5pm

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Come out this year to meet and listen to authors, illustrators, and performers from across Canada! Check out our 2019 line-up...

Christian Guay Poliquin

Christian Guay-Poliquin was born  just north of the US border in Saint-Armand, Québec in 1982. Le fil des kilometers, his first novel, was published  by both La Pleuplade and Bibliothèque québécoise in Québec, and by Phébus in France. It appeared in English as Running on Fumes (Talonbooks, 2016). The Weight of Snow is being translated into nine languages (includimg Spanish, Italian, German, and Czech), and is enjoying great public and critical success in France and Québec. He is now developing a thesis project on the hunting narrative and also works in renovation. The pencil on his ear serves to mark his measures as much as it does to record his ideas.

The Weight of Snow

A badly injured man. A nationwide power failure. A village buried in snow. A desperate struggle for survival. These are the ingredients of The Weight of Snow, Christian Guay-Poliquin’s riveting new novel. After surviving a major accident, the book’s protagonist is entrusted to Matthias, a taciturn old man who agrees to heal his wounds in exchange for supplies and a chance of escape. The two men become prisoners of the elements and of their own rough confrontation as the centimetres of snow accumulate relentlessly. Surrounded by a nature both hostile and sublime, their relationship oscillates between commiseration, mistrust, and mutual aid. Will they manage to hold out against external threats and intimate pitfalls?

Fiction