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Daniil and Vanya
Daniil and Vanya | Marie-H้l่ne Larochelle
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We Need to Talk About Kevin meets Goodnight Mommy in this outrageous modern family thriller. Emma and Gregory have a perfect life--a gorgeous home, a successful design firm--except for their inability to start a family. Following a traumatic failed pregnancy, they decide to travel to Russia to adopt a pair of twin boys. From the moment they board the plane in St. Petersburg, the twins begin to demonstrate perverse behaviour that grows increasingly ominous, driving a wedge between Emma and Gregory, and alienating their friends and family. The two brothers show worrying signs of lack of empathy, and seem to leave behind a trail of disturbing incidents, and rumours persist as the boys grow into teenagers--even as Emma continues to cling to her dream of the perfect family. A dark, violent, and tense novel, Daniil and Vanya shows the bond between parent and child gone horribly awry. "Daniil and Vanya has none of the gentleness for which Canadian literature is sometimes known... The book goes in swinging and doesn't stop until it's gripped you with its haunting brutality to where you can't look away."--note from the translator Michelle Winters, Scotiabank Giller Prize-nominated author of I Am a Truck
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Daniil and Vanya | Marie-H้l่ne Larochelle
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A young (and quite nauseatingly perfect) couple adopt twin baby boys from Russia but, right from the beginning, they begin to display disturbing and ominous behaviour.

This is a new Canadian author for me (translated from the French) and it‘s starting out really well. ๐Ÿ‘

Cinfhen Sounds wonderful!! Totally in your wheelhouse ๐Ÿ˜‚ 3mo
LeahBergen @Cinfhen Right? ๐Ÿ˜†๐Ÿ˜† 3mo
mabell Nauseatingly perfect couples deserve a little comeuppance ๐Ÿ˜†๐Ÿ˜‚ 3mo
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Tamra @mabell ๐Ÿ˜‚ 3mo
LeahBergen @mabell @Tamra They‘re interior designers and their house is such perfection that I want to punch them (as I glance around at my mismatched Christmas crap/decor waiting to be packed away). ๐Ÿ˜† 3mo
Tamra @LeahBergen ๐Ÿ˜‚ I have successfully scrapped any aspiration of perfection. Between kids & pets, I must accept defeat. 3mo
LeahBergen @Tamra I hear ya! ๐Ÿ˜† 3mo
jlhammar You have me intrigued. I‘ve not heard of this one. Sounds good! 3mo
mabell @LeahBergen @Tamra All I can say is ugh. ๐Ÿ˜† And no one is ever allowed to come in my house ๐Ÿคฃ 3mo
Tamra @mabell ๐Ÿ˜† I would allow my Litsy friends - you all wouldn‘t care about the pet hair and dust. 3mo
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