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Mad Shadows
Mad Shadows | Marie-Claire Blais, Daphne Marlatt
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A harrowing pathology of the soul, Mad Shadows centres on a family group: Patrice, the beautiful and narcissistic son; his ugly and malicious sister, Isabelle-Marie; and Louise, their vain and uncomprehending mother. These characters inhabit an amoral universe where beauty reflects no truth and love is an empty delusion. Each character is ultimately annihilated by their own obsessions. Acclaimed and reviled when it exploded on the Quebec literary scene in 1959, Mad Shadows initiated a new era in Quebec fiction. From the Paperback edition.
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LeahBergen
Mad Shadows | Marie-Claire Blais, Daphne Marlatt
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Today's bookmail. They are both dark and twisted and they are both #blameLitsy purchases ( @TheKidUpstairs for the tagged book and @vivastory and @BookishFeminist for the other). Thank you ... I think. 😬

saresmoore I just ordered Perfect Days for the same reasons. We are so suggestible! 2y
kricheal Oooh I have Perfect Days on my tbr. Let me know if that's good! 2y
swishandflick Perfect Days is creepy AF but I couldn't put it down! If you're like me you'll need a piping hot shower afterwards to wash the "eek!" off. Haha 2y
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BookishFeminist You won't thank me when you're done with Perfect Days. 😂😂 Don't read it when you're secluded. 2y
vivastory Such a clever book. Really loved it. 2y
vivastory @BookishFeminist European editions have garden gnomes on the cover 😂😬 2y
TheKidUpstairs Super dark and twisted. Interested to hear your thoughts! 2y
LeahBergen @saresmoore I know. 🙄 2y
LeahBergen @swishandflick Now I'm looking forward to it even more. 😂 2y
LeahBergen @vivastory 👏🏻👏🏻 2y
LeahBergen @TheKidUpstairs I can't wait. 2y
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TheKidUpstairs
Mad Shadows | Marie-Claire Blais, Daphne Marlatt
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Or La Belle Bete in its original French. By Canadian #LGBTQauthor Marie-Claire Blais, this novella will mess with your mind and stick in your gut for a long time. This is NOT a feel good family story. But it is a worthy read. She was only 20 when this was published, which blows my mind.

shawnmooney This one is new to me and I'm intrigued! Stacked! 2y
LeahBergen @shawnmooney It's new to me, too! And ... stacked! 2y
batsy Sounds bleak and devastating, so I'm going to have to read it 2y
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